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About the Library

The following information should help you get more acquainted to specific elements of the Kent State Stark Library.

Policies

Circulation
Lets eligible library users know what loan periods, fines, etc. are associated with materials borrowed from the library. If you have concerns about a library fee or fine, please review the university's policy on waiving fines, fees, or other charges. If you wish to appeal a fine, fee or charge, please fill out and submit the Library Fine Appeal Form.

Proxy Borrowing
If you would like to designate someone (a spouse, for example) as your proxy for the purpose of picking up and checking out materials on your behalf, you will need to sign and submit a form ( PDF or MS Word) identifying your proxy. Please keep in mind that you will be responsible for items checked out to your library record by your proxy.

Library Laptops
The library has several laptop computers that students can check out and use within the building for doing library work in our wireless environment.

You can read the policies for borrowing a laptop,

Or read the agreement each student must sign before using a laptop.

The library does charge to print in the library. A Flashcard is required. You can access your Flashcard account to put money on it using a credit card or pay cash at the Circulation desk.

The library has Group Study rooms on the second floor. Except for room 207, anyone may use them on a first-come, first-served basis. The purpose of these rooms is for groups (more than a single person) to be able to study together and cause less disturbance to individuals studying on the second floor. Individuals may also use the rooms but should realize that if a group needs to use a room occupied by one person, that person will have to relinquish the room to the group. When not reserved, room 207 is treated as the others. If you wish to reserve room 207, please read the instructions and fill out our online Group Study Room Request Form.

Donations
If you would like to consider dontating materials to the library, please read our policy ( PDF or MS Word). If you do donate, you must complete and submit a form  ( PDF or MS Word) along with your donation.

Reports

2012/2013

Student Feedback Library Proposal

2011/2012

Annual Report (Covers 2010/11 and 2011/12)

2009/2010

Annual Report

2008/2009

Annual Report
LibQUAL+ Survey Results

2007/2008

Annual Report

2006/2007

Annual Report

2005/2006

Annual Report
Plan for Relocating the Library’s Bound Periodicals Collection

2004/2005

Annual Report

2003/2004

Annual Report

2002/2003

Annual Report
LibQUAL+ Survey Results
Library Staff Retreat Report

2001/2002

Annual Report
LibQUAL+ Survey Results

2000/2001

Annual Report
Regional Campus Library Survey (Spring 2001)

1999/2000

Annual Report
Weeding Report

1998/1999

Annual Report

1997/1998

Annual Report
Library Committee

1996/1997

Annual Report

Statistics

OhioLINK Database Usage Statistics
OhioLINK's Statistics Server provides searching and downloading information for each OhioLINK-provided database and separates those statsitics by KSU campus.

2013/2014

EBSCO
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Something About the Author
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

2012/2013

EBSCO
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Something About the Author
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

2011/2012

EBSCO
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Something About the Author
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
ebrary

2010/2011

EBSCO
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Something About the Author
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
ebrary

2009/2010

EBSCO
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Gale Literary Databases
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Something About the Author
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
ebrary

2008/2009

EBSCO
Gale Literary Databases
Gale Literature Criticism
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
ebrary

2007/2008

EBSCO
Gale Literary Databases
Gale Literature Criticism
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
Wilson

2006/2007

EBSCO
Gale Literary Databases
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
Wilson
Alexander Street Press

2005/2006

EBSCO
Gale Literary Databases
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
Wilson
Alexander Street Press

2004/2005

EBSCO
Gale Group Databases
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard and Poors NetAdvantage
Wall Street Journal
Wilson

2003/2004

EBSCO
Gale Group Databases
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard and Poors Industry Surveys
Wall Street Journal
Wilson

2002/2003

EBSCO
Gale Group Databases
Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Opposing Viewpoints
Standard & Poors Industry Surveys
Wall Street Journal
Wilson

2001/2002

Infotrac Custom Journals
Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
Standard and Poors Industry Surveys
Student Resource Center
Wall Street Journal
Wilson

2000/2001

Student Resource Center
Wilson

1999/2000

Expanded Academic Index   Wilson
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