Kent Library

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Welcome to Kent Library. The entire Kent Library staff wishes you an enjoyable and positive experience whether you visit us through our traditional doors or use our virtual doors via our web site (

An academic library provides a variety of services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Whether it be through access to needed information, using our variety of learning spaces, or through the web, the one consistent factor will be services provided by library faculty and staff who are dedicated to giving you the very best learning experience possible.

We are proud of our new Information Commons, containing more than 100 individual computers with network access, and configured for individual or group work. This centrally located Commons combines resources to support a wide range of classroom and research activities. Within this single location, open over 87 hours per week, student needs in the areas of technology, media production, information access, and collaborative and individual study space will be met with the assistance of highly trained Information Services Librarians and other trained specialists.

Students and faculty are not limited to the collections within the library building. Kent Library is a charter member of MOBIUS, a statewide consortium of more than 50 academic libraries that makes it possible for our students and faculty to directly borrow books from any of its member institutions. Additionally, we provide traditional interlibrary loan services and document delivery when MOBIUS is unable to fill a particular need.

Your library is committed to teaching and learning. Part of that commitment means we build collections and acquire access to a rich array of resources to support your needs. It also means we help you to connect with information in a meaningful way through our Information Literacy Program. Through program and curriculum development, classroom teaching, online tutorials, one-on-one research consultations, and many other methods, Kent Library faculty help you learn information literacy knowledge and skills: how to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information. You will use this knowledge in general educations classes, in your major, and throughout your life. The Kent Librarians believe knowing how to find good information is necessary to making good life decisions!

Our acquisitions, bibliographic control, and public service staffs work daily to provide a smooth flow and quality access to the numerous resources and services available throughout Kent Library and our web site. The 21st Century Learner may rest assured library resources and services, along with library staff, stand ready to make any information search experience an enjoyable and rewarding one.

We wish you a most enjoyable and enlightening experience in your library endeavors while at Southeast Missouri State University.

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