Contact Us: 330.673.4414
  • Community Survey

    The library needs your help to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the community. Survey results will aid in the preparation of the 2015-2016 Strategic Plan. Please take a moment to complete the survey online by clicking the box below, or print copies are available at the library. Participants may enter a drawing to win a $50.00 Target gift card.

    Take Survey
  • 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

  • New Afternoon Book Club Meets This Month
    New Afternoon Book Club Meets This Month
    Come check out our newest book club on Wednesday, October 29 at 3:00 pm and discuss Rooms by Lauren Oliver.  Led by Adult Services Librarian Jane Whitehurst, the aptly named Last Wednesday Book Club will meet the last Wednesday of...
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  • Free Concert by Mustache Yourself!
    Free Concert by Mustache Yourself!
    All ages are welcome to attend a free concert by local gypsy jazz quartet Moustache Yourself! on Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m. at the Kent Free Library. Enjoy an afternoon with this returning favorite’s unique, energetic, highly infectious mix...
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  • KFL Hosts Play Date
    KFL Hosts Play Date
    Children and babies, ages 6 months to two years old, are invited to a big, unstructured play date in the Kent Free Library’s Meeting Room on Saturday, October 18 from 11 – 12 p.m. Activities and toys from the library’s...
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Looking for information about events and services for kids, tweens and teens? Find it here.


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