Distance Learning > Getting Books
How to Request Books |
How Books Are Delivered
| How to Renew Books
| How to Cite Books
You can get books from Kent Library, from over 60
Missouri libraries (through the MOBIUS book sharing program), or from libraries
across the United States (through Interlibrary Loan), absolutely free!
Books can be delivered to Perryville, Sikeston, Malden, or Kennett.
They can also be delivered to Three Rivers Community College, Mineral Area
College, or any of the MOBIUS
libraries across Missouri. If you are a web only student, we
will deliver books directly to your home.
If you are experiencing extenuating
circumstances that prohibit you from accessing or retrieving materials,
please contact the reference desk to request special accommodations.
How to request books
Kent Library Catalog
1. Begin in the
Kent Library Catalog.
Search for a book by keyword,
3. If you find the item,
hit the Request button.
4. In the form, enter your full name (exactly as it
appears on your student ID card) and your ID number (exactly as it appears
on your ID card + the letters SEMO. Example: s02345678semo). If you
don't know your ID number, read
finding your student id number. Choose a pickup location. The
other information does not need to be filled out.
5. Hit the SUBMIT
1. If you do NOT find the item you want in the Kent Library Catalog, hit the
Search MOBIUS button to
search the MOBIUS catalog, or
click on the MOBIUS link at the
top of the page.
2. Perform your search as you would in the Kent Library Catalog.
3. Click on the title of the book you wish to request.
4. Check to make sure that at least one copy of the book says Available.
5. If there is an available copy, click on the Request
Galahad from the dropdown menu as your cluster.
7. In the form, enter your full name (exactly as it appears on
your student ID card) and your ID number (exactly as it appears on your ID card
+ the letters SEMO. Example: s02345678semo). If you don't know your ID
finding your student id number. Choose a pickup location.
Loan ONLY if you cannot find the book you need in the Kent Library or MOBIUS
1. At the Interlibrary Loan screen,
logon to ILLiad or create an account if you do not have one. You can create an account by selecting the 'First Time Users' option.
How books are delivered
Books sent from one MOBIUS library to another (example: from Washington
University to Kent Library) are checked out with a student ID
card. Books shipped to Kennett, Malden, Sikeston, or Perryville
are processed through Kent Library first.
You do not need to check books in or out that are shipped to these
locations. They will automatically
be checked in and out for you.
All Kent Library, MOBIUS, and Interlibrary Loan books can be
picked up at your regional campus main administrative office. Kent
Library will send an email notifying you when your books are sent to your
regional campus and are available for pickup. You can also login to
My Library Account and check the status of your requested items.
Home delivery of books for web only students -
When requesting books, choose the pickup location labeled 'SEMO -WEB Only Student' *Note you
must be enrolled in a designated web only program to have books mailed to your residence. If you are unsure if you qualify,
contact your instructor. A postage-paid, addressed envelope will be included with your requested materials for return.
How to renew books
You can renew your books online. Just login to
My Library Account.
You can also call the circulation desk at 573-651-2232.
How to cite books
Citing your sources is important because it gives credit to the
person who published the idea originally, and allows readers to check your evidence.
Your instructor should tell you which style of citation to use (APA, MLA,
Library's "Citing Your Sources" Page
Print and electronic resources for a variety of citation
styles. The Citation Toolbox includes games and videos about citing sources.
The Online Writing Lab
Ask a question, complete an interactive tutorial, and more. You can
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