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Kenyon College


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)

Book and Equipment Circulation

When will books be due?

  • For seniors, books will need to be returned by June 30th, 2020.  Please use this form to request a prepaid mailing label.

  • If you are returning to campus between May 30th and June 10th, you may return you library books at the Gaskin 112 study space or the outdoor book drop in front of Library Mod. B. 

  • Undergraduates may keep their books until the start of fall semester 2020.

  • You may also mail your books back to Kenyon at any time (see below for mailing address).

  • If you still have questions please email circulation at

Can I still request books from Ohiolink?

  • No. OhioLINK has indefinitely suspended borrowing across the consortium in response to the outbreak.  

Can I still request books from Kenyon?

  • Yes. If you do not need the entire book we encourage you to request the chapters or pages needed via the Interlibrary Loan portal (Kenyon sign-on and Duo authentication required) and we will scan it and email it to you.  

  • If you need the entire book we can send a limited number of books to you. You may request these via CONSORT and select the Kenyon location. 

Can I still make interlibrary loan requests?

  • For journal articles and book chapters, yes, although please be aware that this process may take significantly longer than normal due to the strain on libraries across the country.

  • For book loans, yes for those individuals still on campus although again, please know that this process may take significantly longer and fewer schools are lending during this time.  We will not be able to fill book loan requests for any individuals not on campus.

  • If you still have questions please email at 

Where do I mail books?

Library Mod B

Kenyon College 

103 College Drive

Gambier, OH 43022

What about library lockers?   

  • Those students remaining on campus with lockers in the Gaskin study space may keep them until further notice.

When is my library Macbook due back?
  • Seniors need to return Macbooks by June 30th, 2020. 
  • Undergraduates may keep library Macbooks until the start of the Fall semester of 2020.
  • If you are returning to campus between May 30th and June 10th, please call the circulation desk to set up a time to return your Macbook. The phone number is 1-740-427-5187.


Looking for Research Help

Looking for Research Help

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.

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