Library and Computing Policies

Kenyon College's Division of Library and Information Services (LBIS) supports the academic mission of the College by providing library and computing resources, services and facilities that are essential to teaching, learning, research, and general scholarship. LBIS is responsible for providing access to and maintaining the most effective physical and online collections. LBIS maintains the infrastructure, facilities, and resources of the campus network, computing labs, and computing services.

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The library houses Kenyon’s collection of books, films, journals, newspapers, videos and more. Kenyon’s unique and historical collections — the College archives, Digital Kenyon and special collections — are also housed in the library. 

The library catalog, CONSORT, gives students access to the collections of three other colleges. Kenyon is a member of OhioLINK, a network of colleges and universities in Ohio. The College subscribes to more than 200 general and subject-specific databases. Librarians will assist students in locating any information that cannot be found in the library.

Some study areas welcome a reasonable level of noise, while others, which serve as a workspace for activities requiring deep concentration, require significant quiet. Please see the Library Policies pages for information. Our food and noise policies exist to protect you and the library. 

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The Library and Information Services division supports and maintains the campus computer networks, the telephone program, classroom technology, and the computers, printers, and other technology in offices, laboratories, and public sites. LBIS supports the administrative services and websites of the college and manages all computer and network accounts necessary to access these resources. Help for using these resources can be found on the website ( and through the HelpLine (1-740-427-5700)

The campus computer environment is generally open, allowing students and community members to connect personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and game devices to the network and to the Internet. Access to the College's information services requires an intellectual environment based on mutual respect and trust, information-sharing, collaboration with peers, free inquiry, the free expression of ideas, and a secure information infrastructure.

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