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Yes, members of the public who are not currently a student, faculty, or staff member of Kent State University can use the library.
Community members 16 years of age or older may become Community Borrowers, free of charge, by requesting borrowing privileges at the Circulation Desk of the Kent Campus Main Library, or any Branch or Regional Campus Library location.
All borrowers must present a valid photo ID when requesting privileges or borrowing materials. Please see information on circulation policies (loan periods, renewals, and fines) for Community Borrowers.
Community Borrower privileges DO NOT include remote access to licensed electronic KentLINK or OhioLINK resources. Although visitors may use library materials within the Libraries, some in-house resources may carry similar restrictions.
Community Borrowers may use Interlibrary Loan. Charges are $10 per filled request in addition to any charges assessed by the lending library.
Please note that Library overnight hours, from 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM during fall and spring semesters, are restricted to current students, faculty, and staff.Borrowing Policies for Community Borrowers
Please also see borrowing times for community card holders.
If you have additional questions about circulation policy for community members, please contact the Circulation Department at 330-672-7905.