Library Faq's (Books And Other Library Materials)
Library Frequently Asked Questions (Books and Other Materials)
The following is a general listing of questions that the library is asked on a general basis in reguards to library materials. If you do not see an answer for your particular question below, please contact the circulation desk at 330-675-8865.
1) I have been assigned a research paper for a class, how do I find out if the library has the resources on the topic that I am looking for?
By searching the KentLINK library catalog at http://www.kentlink.kent.edu
KentLINK is the library catalog for all 8 campuses of the University. It identifies what books, journals, government publications, and media (computer files, films, CDs, etc.) are owned and indicates their availability.
Type the topic in the search box and select the Submit button.
If you need a book that is at another campus, you can request it to be delivered to your campus. You will be notified by email when it arrives, usually in 2 - 3 business days. If you do not find a book in KentLINK, you can also search OhioLINK, which is the catalog for over 80 college and university libraries in Ohio.
2) How do I check out library materials?
In order to check an item out from the library you will need a Kent ID card, license, or state issued photo ID. No other forms of identification can be accepted.
3) How do I renew my library materials?
There are several ways to renew your library materials,
1) Go to http://www.kentlink.kent.edu and click on my libary account (located on top right hand side of your screen).
2) Log in via your Flashline username and password (Students, Faculty, and Staff) or Full name and UL number (Community borrowers).
3) Click on items currently checked out.
4) Click on the materials that you wish to renew and click on the renew button.
Bring in your materials, or present your flashcard or drivers license to a staff member to renew your books at the circulation desk.
Call us and your materials can be renewed over the phone (You will need to verify your name and current mailing address before we can renew your materials).
4) If my materials are overdue, will I be assessed a fine?
Depending on the types of materials that you borrow, a fine may be placed on your account based on the material type and where it came from i.e. Another Kent Campus Library, Ohiolink Library or Search Ohio Library. The following are some examples.
a) Ohiolink and Search Ohio books are .50 cents each day they are late.
b) Cd's and Dvd's are .50 cents each day they are late.
c) Periodicals, Interlibrary Loan Books, and Non Book Ohiolink and Search Ohio items are $1.00 each day they are late.
d) Ohiolink and Search Ohio materials that are 30 days overdue will incure a $75 replacement fee. An aditional $50 billing fee will be assesed for Ohiolink materials. Search Ohio replacement fees are $25 per item.
e) Course reserve materials are .50 to $1.00 depending on the type of reserve material it is classified as. i.e. 2-hour reserve, overnight, three day reserve, ect.
5) If I have a fine on my account, how do I go about paying it?
If you acrue a fine on your library account, you can pay via one of the following options.
a) You can pay your fine in person at the circulation desk. We accept, cash, check, money order, flashcard, and food for fines*
b) Log on to http://www.kentlink.kent.edu to log into your library acount and pay via a credit or debit card.
c) You can pay your fine at any KSU campus library.
*Food for fines applies for Kent Trumbull items only!!!!!