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  • Board Vacancy

    Board members are volunteers serving a seven-year term. Each year, the Kent Board of Education makes an appointment to the seven-member board. Residents interested in applying for the non-paying position may obtain an application at the library’s information desk. Applications should be returned by noon on October 10 for consideration.

    Board of Trustees
  • Conversation with Director

    We're Listening

    Join us for a conversation with library Director, Stacey Richardson, to provide community feedback and help plan for future library spaces, services, and programs. These informal events begin at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Wiland Room on Thursday, October 2 and Thursday, November 6. Attendees may also complete a brief survey about the library.

  • 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 phone.

    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

  • Q.S. Jazz Band Performs Free Concert
    Q.S. Jazz Band Performs Free Concert
    Enjoy a free, all-ages concert by the Q.S. Jazz Band on Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m. at the Kent Free Library. The Q.S. Jazz Band plays music ranging from the classics to the modern, bringing a fresh take to...
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  • Walgreens Holds Flu Clinic at Library
    Walgreens Holds Flu Clinic at Library
    Avoid the flu this winter by getting the flu shot from Walgreen’s at the library on Monday, September 22 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary; just drop in. Please bring your insurance card. For more information or...
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  • Story Times Resume in September
    Story Times Resume in September
    The Youth Services Fall 2014 Story Time session begins Monday, September 15.  No registration is required for the ten week session. Pick up boarding passes at the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room upon arrival up to 30 minutes...
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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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Find Us:

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