A book bag and its contents were taken from a public area in the library Aug. 13.
Kent State Police Lt. Chris Jenkins said the suspect is a thin, black male and was wearing fatigue colored shorts, a white T-shirt and a black vest with a red hood.
"He also wore a red baseball hat with a yellow bill, possibly displaying the Kansas City Chiefs’ logo," Jenkins said.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime can contact the university police at 330-672-3070.
Kent State spokesperson Emily Vincent said the theft serves as a good reminder to everyone on campus "to keep track of your valuables and personal possessions, particularly in public areas."