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    New Catalog Has Arrived

    The library's migration to our new Sirsi software and catalog is complete. The library's access to items through SearchOhio and OhioLINK is temporarily suspended. Friday, July 7 was the last day to request items through Interlibrary Loan until further notice. The library hopes to have access again in December 2017.

    Stop by or call the Information Desk with any questions or for assistance during this transition.

  • Friends of Kent Free Library

    The Friends is a volunteer organization that supports the Kent Free Library. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the meeting room, and weekly volunteer opportunities are available.

    Learn More
  • Hoopla

    KFL now offers Hoopla, a new e-platform that allows our patrons to borrow thousands of digital video, music, graphic novel, audiobook, and ebook titles which can be enjoyed on a smartphone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.

    Use Hoopla Now
  • Freegal

    Free and legal music downloads.

    With a Kent Free Library card, users may download three songs each week and they are yours to keep. Freegal also has music videos available to download. In addition, library card holders may now stream up to 3 hours of music per week. Look for the Freegal app for you smartphone or device.

    Find Freegal Here
  • RB Digital: The World's Largest Newsstand

    Instantly view digital magazines on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. (Formerly Zinio)

    Zinio digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, and can be “flipped through” or searched easily.

    Go To RB Digital!
  • Japan Day

    Enjoy family-friendly activities and fun on Saturday, October 14 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Demonstrations on origami, calligraphy, and making sushi, presentations on Japanese gardens and writing haiku, displays, and a musical performance.

    View the Schedule!

Library News

  • Acme Community Cash Back Program is Back!
    Acme Community Cash Back Program is Back!
    Again this year, the Kent Free Library will be collecting Acme Fresh Market Store receipts for the Community Cash Back Program.  Bring in your Acme receipts dated August 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to help the library earn money to support services and programs! Community Cash is earned when...
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  • Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm: Ohio State Football Talk
    Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm: Ohio State Football Talk
    Author Robert J. Roman explores the forgotten history of a little 19th century football team and the birth of a football dynasty. How did the football team at The Ohio State University steal the hearts of the entire state? How did the humble team ultimately develop into the dominance and...
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  • Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with the KSU Woodwind Ensemble
    Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with the KSU Woodwind Ensemble
    Enjoy a free concert with the Kent State University Woodwind Ensemble. This program is family friendly. No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up...
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  • October 19 - 21: Friends of KFL Book Sale
    October 19 – 21: Friends of KFL Book Sale
    The Friends of Kent Free Library will hold their fall book sale on Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21.  Adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs will be sold, with proceeds supporting the library’s programs and services.  Materials are either withdrawn from the library’s...
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Access e-book collections and instructions for downloading to various devices here.


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Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00