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Kent State Stark Library
Fall/Spring Intersession Hours: December 13 - January 11
Monday - Friday: 800am - 5:00pm
December 24 - January 1
Remote Access from Off-Campus
VPN - Virtual Private Network
(For PCs and Macs)
( For iPads/iPhones)
News & Announcements
Recharge at the Library
It you feel the need to recharge, stop by the library. We have a new charging station for mobile devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.). We also have our $1 coffee service. So plug in, enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and read a book or magazine while you recharge.
The library has a new interface that will allow you to find information from a large variety of databases (including the KentLINK AND OhioLINK catalogs) in a single search. Eventually, this powerful tool will be embedded in our homepage, providing a quick and easy way to begin your research. If you can't wait, feel free to review a guide to Discovery@Kent State and experiment with it.
iPads (and iPad Cart)
The library has 4 iPads for faculty to check out and a cart of 30 iPads for classroom use. The four individual iPads can be checked out to faculty for up to two weeks to experiment with or otherwise use individually. Starting this fall, the cart can be reserved by faculty to use in the classroom. The cart will be delivered to the classroom and picked up by library staff, according to these guidelines. Contact us for reservations. Please note that if you need an app installed prior to using the cart, contact Network Services and allow 2 weeks for the app installation.
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In collaboration with the Art Department, the Library provided awards to two students who have displayed their artwork in the Library. This year's winners are Brian Dawson and Ariana Parry. The students received a gift card for the campus Bookstore and their artwork will be on display in the Library for the entire calendar year. Congratulations Brian and Ariana.
Art in the Library
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For the past couple of years the Library has displayed student art. The pieces are creations of students enrolled in various art classes on campus. Please check out our Art in the Library guide, which describes current and past artwork on display in the library (particularly works created by our students). Better yet, come in and experience the artwork in person.
"Jam Sessions" Kent State Stark Book Club!! IMAGE: BookClub
The next meeting of " Jam Sessions," the Stark Campus Library Book Club will be held on January 14 at 5:15pm in the Library to discuss Mean Streak by Sandra Brown. Join in the conversation and, of course, the homemade jam and bread. Everyone is invited!! Please like our Kent State Stark Library Book Club on Facebook.
The Library replaced its subject-specific web pages with more comprehensive Libguides. These guides provide more detailed information about the resources available from the Library, broken down by the subject areas taught at Kent State Stark. These guides are also more interactive. As you use these subject guides, please feel free to leave comments or suggestions for how we can improve our services.
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Recently, WKYC (the channel 3 NBC affiliate in Cleveland) reporter/anchor Kim Wheeler spent some time observing our plagiarism efforts. The 3 minute report can be viewed at WKYC's website.
Reserve a Group Study Room
The Library has several group study rooms on the second floor. Except for room 207, they are all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that, while you may use rooms alone, if a group needs one, you will need to relinquish the room to the group. Groups can reserve room 207 by using our online Group Study Room Request Form.
The library has a cart filled with netbook computers. It is available for delivery to any classroom on campus. With wireless availability and teacher workstations in all classrooms, any classroom can be used as an electronic classroom (computer lab). The cart needs to be reserved in advance. The Library encourages faculty to seek other alternatives before requesting the cart. Please contact us for reservations and read our guidelines for using the cart.
Library Second Floor - Designated Quiet Space
The Library has designated the second floor as a Quiet Space for individual study and leisure reading. While on this floor, please refrain from the use of cell phones, other personal electronic devices, or any activity that may distract others from studying or otherwise using the Library for individual research. Group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis (unless there are posted signs indicating they are reserved). When using the Group Study rooms, please be as quiet as possible and respectful of others on the second floor. Individuals may use Group Study rooms. However, if a group (more than 1 student) needs to use a Group Study room, an individual may be asked to relinquish the room.
The library now has 4 iMac (Apple) computers on the first floor.
The Library and Campus Center have laptops that Kent State and Stark State students can check out and use for online searching, word processing, etc. within each building using the campus' wireless environment. Students should read the policies for borrowing a laptop. There is an laptop agreement each student must sign before using a laptop.
If you have your own personal laptop, you can connect to our:
- Guest Network - Restricts you from using FlashLine and other proprietary Kent State services
- FlashZone Network - Requires you to use your FlashLine username and password each time you connect
- FlashZone WPA Network - You must configure your laptop using the following instructions for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Macintosh.
Acceptable Use Policy
The Library provides 40+ workstations for people who come into the library. In addition, students may choose to checkout a laptop. These computers are provided for educational purposes. The Acceptable Use Policy describes the appropriate ways these computers should be used. The policy is posted on the library's web site, at each set of desktop computers and near print stations.