The most important thing to know before you start is the Kent State Stark Library Homepage - https://www.kent.edu/stark/library
All of the Library information that you will learn and use from this Guide will originate from the Stark Library Homepage!
Fall Semester 2023
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Yes! The KSU Proxy will give you remote access from off-campus. When you search for information you will be asked to authenticate. Once you type in your Flashline login and password you will be granted access to the information.
Walk-in - Come into the Library and ask for help. The Circulation Desk is always staffed. Library personnel will be able to help you find and check out books and other materials. Staff will get a librarian for you at your request.
Phone - The Library's general number 330-244-3330. Call this number for library information, such as library hours, book availability, research questions, etc. You may ask for a librarian or you may call them directly.
Chat - Use Chat for questions and answers in real time. When available Stark librarians will be on Chat. If Stark librarians are not available for Chat the service will be staffed by Kent State Libraries.
Email - The general Library email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the week expect a reply within 24 hours on the weekends 48 hours. You may also contact the librarians directly.
The Stark campus has three Librarians available to help you. They are:
You may schedule a time and date that is most convenient for you. There is no time limit. The librarian will spend as much time researching with you as you need. You will make a personal connection that will make future research much easier.