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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Library @ Your Door

    Unable to visit the library? The library can come to you! Librarians will select and deliver materials to those unable to visit on their own due to permanent or temporary injury or illness. Contact us for more information or to request an application.

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  • 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
  • Zinio: The World's Largest Newsstand

    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!
  • Friends of KFL Book Sale

    The Friends will hold a book sale in the Carnegie section of the library October 6 - 8.

    Fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens, and adults will be sold, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Youth books are 50 cents, adult books are $1, and other media sells for $2.

    Learn more about Friends!

Library News

  • Acme Community Cash Back Program Returns
    Acme Community Cash Back Program Returns
    Kent Free Library is proud to be participating in the Acme Community Cash Back Program again this year.  Now through December 31, drop your Acme receipts into the box on the Check Out Desk to help the library earn 5% back on your purchases of store brands! Receipts must be […]...
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  • Saturday, September 24, 2:00-4:00 pm: Kent Free Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Saturday, September 24, 2:00-4:00 pm: Kent Free Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
    You are invited to a afternoon celebrating the first 10 years of the library’s new addition!  113 years after the original Carnegie library opened, we are glad to have a larger, more modern space to meet the needs of today’s patrons. Stop by for all-ages activities, including free refreshments, behind-the-scenes […]...
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  • Seat on Library Trustees Available
    Seat on Library Trustees Available
    Applications are available beginning on Friday, September 16 for residents interested in serving a 7 year term on the Board of Trustees. Pick up an application at the library’s Information Desk during regular library hours. Deadline to apply is October 14....
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  • Fall 'How To' Festival Underway
    Fall ‘How To’ Festival Underway
    The Kent Free Library is again offering its fall ‘How To’ Festival, with more than a dozen programs about learning interesting skills, from bellydancing to home brewing, from chord progressions to animal communication.  Some programs are for all ages. View the full schedule 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