Kent State University, University Libraries

About Kent State University, University Libraries

For more than a century, University Libraries at Kent State has rooted and evolved to become a nationally recognized academic library among the best in the world.

Our Vision
To be regarded as essential for student, staff, faculty and community success.

Our Mission
To deliver unparalleled opportunities for success in learning, research and discovery to our users wherever they are in the world.

Our Goals
Promote a culture of more intentional diversity, equity and inclusion.
Improve our student success-centered services and programs.
Make our libraries more physically and virtually welcoming.
Strategically enhance access to our collections.
Responsibly manage the fiscal resources that enable us to improve our spaces, collections, services and programs.
Our Service Values
Embrace our colleagues and users with honesty, professionalism and respect.

Inspire and teach students, faculty, staff and community to engage with University Libraries’ resources for academic and research success.

Engage users in creative and critical thinking with new and appropriate information and technology resources.

Partner with the wider Kent State community and beyond to ensure student success.

Actively and effectively communicate with respect and patience.

Be open to ideas, thoughts, and opinions that may differ from our own.

Sustain and responsibly manage our collections, spaces, relationships and finances.


Student worker

August 2018 Kent, OH
“Working around my class schedule and pay raise”
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