Summer Library Hours Extended for Exams
Read Period/Summer Exam Hours/Bar Study (July 13 - July 23)
||10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
|Monday - Thursday:
||8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Reference Librarian Hours, Read Period/Summer Exam Hours/Bar Study (July 13 - July 23)
||10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Monday - Thursday:
||8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Interlibrary Loan Service
Looking for a book that's not in the Library?
If you're working on a seminar paper or other scholarly work and need a source that is not available in the Library or through one of our e-resources, you may request that the Library obtain the material you need through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is a service where all the various public, college & government libraries across the United States borrow and lend books. For more information about ILL, please view the Library's ILL page online at: http://library.kentlaw.edu/services/illoan.htm.
Featured Resource: EconLit
Students interested in the interdisciplinary study of law and economics may find EconLit a useful place to start. Although the database does not contain full-text articles, you can find citations and abstracts for all fields of economics, including: capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics. Even though EconLit contains citations and abstracts only, you may still be able to find the full-text of an article in another library database by clicking the "Check SFX for full text" link. Created by the American Economic Association, EconLit is available on-campus and off-campus through the library's proxy server.
General Library Policies
While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:
Guard Your Valuables
Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended. Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender. Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime! Please protect your valuables.
Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated.
Food and Drink
You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.
Noise & Cell Phones
Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly if you need to communicate with others in the library. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.
Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.
Use of Library Materials
Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.
No pets are allowed in the Library.
Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.
Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.
If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.