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Remote Learning Library Resources

This guide provides information about Kenyon's library services while our campus is learning remotely.

Contact Us

Please check this page often as changing conditions can affect services quickly from day to day.

Contact Us


740-427-5187 (phone)


740-427-5700 (phone) (Google Chat or email)

Reference and Instruction (email) (FAQ and chat)
740-444-4031 (text)


Library FAQ

Whether you are studying on-campus or off-campus, do you have questions about using the library? Please see our FAQ for the most up-to-date answers to your inquiries. If you don't see your question, please ask.

Question topics include...

  • Information on checking out or returning books, laptops, and other materials
  • How to access resources remotely
  • Where to find a service or person
  • Course reserves
  • And more...

Technology Resources


Below are useful links for learning, teaching, and working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Frequently Asked Questions about technology and learning remotely for students

Frequently Asked Questions about technology and working from home for employees

Looking for Research Help

Looking for Research Help

The Research & Reference Desk is closed during the summer. During the summer, the reference email account ( is checked daily, Monday-Friday, but please allow from 12-24 hours for a response.

For more information about the library's research services, go to

Research assistance is available Monday through Friday by appointment only via text (740-444-4031) or email ( Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. Answers to many common questions may also be found online at Library FAQs
​Kenyon's subject librarians are also available for research consultations and assistance. You may request an appointment to be held by phone, chat or Google Meet. 

Our Research Guides are also available online which include recommended resources and research strategies organized by subject departments and courses.

The Special Collections Reading Room is currently closed to the public. If you have any questions about services or materials please email the department ( 


Using K-Search

K-Search, the library's primary discovery tool, is the best place to begin your research. With seamless access to a majority of the library's print and electronic content, one can begin their search broadly and narrow down their results by a number of useful criteria such as online access, publication date, content type, subject heading, and more.

You may also browse our complete lists of our Research Databases and electronic journals.