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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!
  • 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

  • Show Us Your Books!
    Show Us Your Books!
    Bring your receipt to the Information Desk, and for every 5 adult books you take home, get a prize entry slip. During February, along with the prize slips you also receive a strand of Mardis Gras beads! The more books...
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  • Learn about Ohio's Underground Railroad
    Learn about Ohio’s Underground Railroad
    In honor of Black History Month, the Kent Free Library will host a presentation by historian Paul Goebbel on Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 pm featuring stories about the brave men and women who helped slaves along Ohio’s underground railroad....
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  • Family Fitness with Personal Trainer
    Family Fitness with Personal Trainer
    Children in preschool through 5th grade and their favorite grown up are invited to the Kent Free Library for an hour of fun fitness on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00, led by Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, a certified personal trainer. To...
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  • Toddler Explorers
    Toddler Explorers
    Families with toddlers and babies are invited to the Kent Free Library on Saturday, February 13 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for Toddler Explorers. The Youth Services Department will set up the meeting room with a variety of toddler...
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spy 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