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First Year Experience (FYE): Home

A useful guide to help new students navigate through their First Year Experience.


The most important thing to know before you start is the Kent State Stark Library Homepage -

All of the Library information that you will learn and use from this Guide will originate from the Stark Library Homepage!




Library Hours


January 17 - May 10

Monday - Thursday: 7:45am to 8:00pm
Friday: 7:45am to 5:00pm
CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday

March 27 - 31

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Can I get Remote Access from off campus?

Yes!  The KSU Proxy will give you remote access from off-campus.  When you search for information you will be asked to authenticate.  Once you type in your Flashline login and password you will be granted access to the information.

Chat with a KSU Librarian

Four Ways to Contact the Librarians

Walk-inCome into the Library and ask for help.  The Circulation Desk is always staffed.  Library personnel will be able to help you find and check out books and other materials.  Staff will get a librarian for you at your request.

Phone The Library's general number 330-244-3330.  Call this number for library information , such as, library hours, book availability, research questions, etc.  You may ask for a librarian or you may call them directly.

  • Rob Kairis330-244-3326   | Campus Ext. 53326
  • Melissa Bauer330-244-3320 | Campus Ext. 53320
  • Ted Guedel 330-244-3322   | Campus Ext. 53322

ChatUse Chat for questions and answers in real time.  When available Stark librarians will be on Chat.  If Stark librarians are not available for Chat the service will be staffed by Kent State Libraries.         



Email - The general Library email is

During the week expect a reply within 24 hours on the weekends 48 hours.  You may also contact the librarians directly.



Who are my Librarians at the Stark Campus?

The Stark campus has three Librarians available to help you.  They are:

  • Rob Kairis - Director
  • Melissa Bauer - Online Learning Librarian
  • Ted Guedel - Reference and Instruction Librarian

Is it possible to schedule an appointment with a librarian?

Yes!  You may setup a Research Consultation by filling out this research appointment form.

What are the benefits of filling out a Research Consultation form to meet with a librarian?

You may schedule a time and date that is most convenient for you.  There is no time limit.  The librarian will spend as much time researching with you as you need.  You will make a personal connection that will make future research much easier.