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 (http://library.semo.edu/).
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
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.