Kemp Library's main collection includes physical items such as fiction and non-fiction books, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), government documents, PreK -12 curriculum materials, children's books, and leisure reading titles.
Most physical items are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.
The library provides 24/7 access both on and off campus to online databases that contain more than 2.7 million full text items such as peer reviewed articles and eBooks.
Kemp Library maintains many special collections:
- The Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection is a valuable asset that preserves the legacy of the famous jazz musician whose name it honors and is used by faculty, students, and many jazz musicians and enthusiasts in the region. Aspiring to achieve recognition as a premier national and international venue for jazz research, the ACMJC continues rigorous collection activity and organizes a yearly “Library Alive” Concert Series in collaboration with the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) and the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and an ESU Jazz Synergy Series. The Vintage Radio Collection is a valuable collection of 3000 hours of radio programs from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection is made available to the public on WESS radio at 90.3 FM on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or by live streaming at WESS.
- Sterling Strauser Gallery Collection
- Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History and McMunn Planetarium