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Geauga Campus Library: About the Library

Primary Guide for the Geauga Campus Library

Welcome!

Welcome to the Kent State Geauga Campus Library!

While this guide provides direct links to the library's website and other online services, the physical library (located in Burton) has a full range of services, including personal assistance by our library staff.  

For more details or questions about the library, please contact Dr. Mary Hricko, the Geauga Campus Library Director at mhricko@kent.edu or 440-834-3717.

Library Safety Guidelines

The Geauga Campus Library wants to ensure your safety and so it is important to practice Kent State's Safety Principles. In order to keep everyone safe, we need your cooperation.

Some additional guidelines to consider while working in the campus library:

  • Please  wear your mask in the library because it is a public space. 
  • Please do not move chairs and tables in the library because the furniture has been set up to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Please practice social distancing while using the copy machine in the library and standing near the circulation desk to pick up/return materials.
  • The library has a drop box just outside the library's front doors to return materials when the library is closed.

 

Specific KSU Library Links

About the Kent State Geauga Campus LIbrary

  • Course Reserves (ARES)

Access to specific materials are placed on reserve by faculty, but students can also make requests for items to be placed on reserve (for group projects)

  • Career Books Collection

The library has a specific career books collection which provides resources for writing resumes, preparing for job interviews, writing cover letters, and discipline specific career books. All of these resources can be checked out through KentLINK.

  • Education IRC and Nurses Resources

The library has an array of resources for education and nursing majors. These resources include textbooks, study guides, materials for specific assignments, subject-specific handouts, testing materials. There are various MCED level textbooks and juvenile texts for assignments and lesson planning. (Students at the TAC can check out these resources by contacting the library director)

  • Face to Face and Online Reference/Consultation Services

Students can make consultation appointments with Dr. Hricko for their research, reference, or citation queries. Please contact Dr, Mary Hricko at mhricko@kent.edu to set up a meeting at either location.

Remote access students in online courses can send Dr. Hricko an email to set up an online meeting or telephone meeting regarding library matters (research, reference, instructional services).

  • Instructional Services

Library Instruction and Subject Specific Instruction

Students can also set up individual appointments to go over specific research projects. 

  • Plagiarism School

Dr. Mary Hricko conducts the Plagiarism School for students at the TAC and Geauga Campuses.

For information regarding issues associated with plagiarism, please contact mhricko@kent.edu. 

Information regarding the plagiarism policies can be found in the following library guide:  http://libguides.geauga.kent.edu/academicpolicies

 

 

Library Service Locations

Nursing and MCED Resource Room

In the room behind the library circulation desk, there are resources and textbook materials available for students in the Nursing and Middle Childhood Education Programs. These resources include the following items:

  1. Textbooks
  2. Testing Materials
  3. Career Resources
  4. Teaching Materials
  5. Study Guides
  6. K-12 Juvenile Collection 
  7. K-12 Textbooks

Important Updates - Geauga Library Information

Geauga Campus Library Hours
 

Monday - TAC  9-6 

Tuesday- Burton 8-5

Wednesday- TAC 8-5

Thursday - Burton 8-3:30 

Friday - 8-5 Remote (Contact me via email mhricko@kent.edu).

 All research, reference, and support queries should be directed to Dr. Mary Hricko, Library Director at mhricko@kent.edu.
 
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
  • You can continue to request electronic copies of articles and book chapters via Illiad.
  • Requests for print materials cannot be filled at this time. 
  • For materials that are currently on loan from other institutions, please do not return them. Whenever possible, we will be extending their due dates until everyone returns to campus and waiving any fees.
  • If you have any questions, please contact lms-ill@kent.edu.

Physical Materials

 

 

Library Technology

The library has several laptop computers that students can check out and use within the library for doing work within the library. Students can print their documents using the library computers. These computers cannot be checked out for overnight use. To ensure safety, computers will be cleaned after patron use. 

There is a copy machine in the library. Students can use their FLASHLINE card to print or purchase a print card in the library. The print card station is located near the copy machine. Students can purchase a print cards for $1 or $5. The library cannot provide change for the print card machine. For assistance, please contact the library staff. The library staff is not responsible for lost print cards. 

Many students place money on their flashcards for printing. Instructions to put money on your FLASHCARD can be found  at the following link: FLASHCARD - Add Cash

For students who do not have a FLASHcard, please stop by the Office of Services to get a card. 

Reserving Library Study Rooms

At this time, to ensure the safety of our students, the Geauga Campus Library's group study rooms and conference room will not be available for use.

Please contact  Dr. Mary Hricko to help you set up safe alternative study groups through the use of e-tools. 

 

Other KSU Libraries

Kent State Regional Campus Libraries

Please check the library web sites for specific information regarding service hours and resources. 

KSU Ashtabula Library - (440) 964-4239

KSU East Liverpool Library - (330) 382-7401

KSU Salem Library - (330) 327- 4281

KSU Stark Library - (330) 244- 3330

KSU Trumbull Library - (330) 675-8865

KSU Tuscarawas - (330) 308-7471

KSU College of Podiatric Medicine Library - (216) 916-7505

University Libraries at Kent

For specific Library Departments, please search the University Libraries Directory.

Additional Services

The Kent State University Geauga Campus Library is also a member of the Midwest National Network of Libraries of Medicine. (NNLM).

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1) providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. Health professional; and 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health and wellness.