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International gaming day @ your library

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This Saturday is International Library Gaming Day. Join us from 1pm-5pm in Sadie’s Place (behind the coffee cart) to play a rousing game of Wii Sports or stop by to check out our collection of games for Xbox360, Wii/Gamecube, and PS3/PS2. Game on!

List of all games in Kent Library

List of games currently available (not checked out)

Board games are also available: checkers, chess, Battleship, Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, that triangle game with the golf tees…


New EBSCOhost databases available

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

As part of the state funded package of databases provided by MOREnet, Kent Library has added access to 6 subject oriented databases from EBSCO host. They are:

  • Biography Reference Center
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Environment Complete
  • Humanities International Complete
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
  • Public Affairs Index

The databases are available on the Find articles page on the databases A-Z and databases by subject lists


New database: Book Review Index Online

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Kent Library is pleased to announce the addition of Book Review Index Online to the Library’s electronic resources.   This database provides an index of book reviews from nearly 700 review sources, covering from 1965 to present, focussing on scholarly publishing.

Book Review Index Online


Nintendo Wii available in Sadie’s place

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As a pilot project on Friday afternoons, 1-5pm, a Nintendo Wii will be available for use at the TV behind the coffee bar in Sadie’s Place. Wii sports will be available initially, controllers can be checked out at the circulation desk on a first come – first served basis.  Please keep play related  woo-hoos, opponent taunting, and general noise at courteous levels, otherwise, enjoy!


WilsonWeb databases available on Kent mobile site

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Mobile friendly versions of the WilsonWeb databases are now available on the mobile site:

Databases include:

Biological & Agr Index Plus
Book Review Digest Plus
Book Review Digest Retro
Business Full Text
Education Full Text
General Science Full Text
Humanities Full Text
Library Lit & Inf Full Text
OmniFile Full Text Mega
Readers’ Guide Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text


Kent Library introduces Text a Call Number

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Kent Library has added a new feature to its catalog that lets users text the title, call number, and library location for a book to their cell phones. Using this feature is a convenient way to find a book in the library, and it saves paper too. Here’s how to do it:

1. Search the Kent Library Catalog as usual –

2. Select a book from the list by clicking on its title.

3. Click on “Send call number via text.” Choose your cell phone provider and type your 10-digit phone number. Click ‘Send’. (Note: charges from your carrier may apply.)

4. The title, call number, and library location will appear as a text message on your cell phone.