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  • Children's Summer Reading Program

    Register now for this year's Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens!

    Reading earns prizes, votes in the Care for a Critter Contest, and the chance to be on the Super Readers Hall of Fame!

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  • Adult Summer Reading Program

    Adults 18+ are once again invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. For each book read or adult program attended, participants can submit entries to win prizes. Visit the Information Desk to register.

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  • New Research Databases

    • Legal Forms, for do-it-yourself legal assistance
    • NovelistPlus, for finding books you'll love to read
    • PriceIt, for researching the value of your antiques and collectibles
    • ReferenceUSA, for searching for people and businesses
    • Rosetta Stone, for learning a new language
    Use These Databases!
  • Axis 360 Downloads

    Browse new releases, best-sellers, and librarian recommended titles in eBook format on the Axis 360 Magic Wall from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you may be. A Library card is required to check out and titles may be enjoyed from your PC, tablet or

    Find Axis 360 Here
  • Zinio: The World's Largest Newstand

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

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

    Go To Zinio!
  • Library @ Your Door

    Unable to visit the library? The library can come to you! The library now offers Homebound Service to those unable to visit on their own. Our staff can also select library materials for pick-up by a designated adult. Contact us for more information or to request an application

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  • Free Downloads from KFL

    Looking for e-books or e-audiobooks for your e-reader, tablet or mobile device? Your Kent Free Library card provides access to both The Ohio Digital Library and Axis 360 with thousands of titles available to download for free!

    Need help learning how to download to your device? Contact the Information desk for more information.

  • 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. Coming this summer, Freegal will have music videos available to download also. Look for the Freegal app for you smartphone or device.

    Find Freegal Here

Library News

  • Summer Reading Program Underway
    Summer Reading Program Underway
    The Kent Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is underway, with reading incentives, contests, and events for all ages. In keeping with this year’s theme of Every Hero Has a Story, programs will feature local heroes like the Kent Kiwanis and...
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  • Library Starts Seed Library
    Library Starts Seed Library
    The Kent Free Library is starting a Seed Library, modeled after successful programs at Akron Summit County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library. Interested participants are invited to a kick-off Seed Saving Workshop on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00...
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  • Mobile Tech Training Center Visits
    Mobile Tech Training Center Visits
    A high-tech bus will be parked at the library on Thursday, July 30 starting at 10 a.m., offering free training about using tablets and other electronic devices. Learn how you can access free digital materials including ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines,...
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  • Summer Reading Program Finale
    Summer Reading Program Finale
    We’re celebrating the end of a fantastic Summer Reading Program with a magic show presented by Jason Alan at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center! Magician Jason Alan will perform amazing magical feats, mind reading and more! No registration...
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Looking for information about events and services for adults? Find it here.


Access e-book collections and instructions for downloading to various devices here.


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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

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