Kent Library

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Library Services

Library Services 

Accessibility

Kent Library is committed to ensuring the accessibility of materials for all library patrons. If you need assistance accessing library materials due to a disability, visit the circulation desk or contact us by email circulationdesk@semo.edu or phone 573.651.2232.


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Ask the Archives

For archives, regional history and special collections questions, use the Ask the Archives service.


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Best sellers

Titles from the New York Times best sellers list are displayed in Sadie's Place.  They can be checked out for 21 days and renewed once.


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Bulletin boards

Available on the 3rd & 4th floors for your use. They are located near the elevator.  Post any University-related activity information here.  No pre-approval needed! 


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Change machine

Located on the main floor.  Accepts $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills and dispenses quarters.  Small bills may also be broken at the Periodicals Desk.


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Children's books

Children and young adult books are available in the Instructional Materials Center on the third floor. Local patrons are welcome to use these materials in the library building.


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Coffee

The Kent Cafe' serves hot and bottled beverages and snacks. Hours are 3:30 - 10:00pm, Sunday - Thursday.


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Copiers

Photocopy machines are available on the main floor and in the reference area on the 3rd floor.  There is one color copier on the 3rd floor. The color copier on the third floor near Reference, and the two public copy machines in Periodicals on the main floor accept departmental copy cards as well as coins and bills.  Large bills can be broken at the Periodicals desk on the main floor.


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CSTL The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning is located on the 3rd floor.

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Desktop computers

Desktop computers for research are available on the main floor.  Microsoft Office is installed on the 3rd floor computers.  Use your Southeast key and password for access. There are two computer stations for Kent Library catalog access on the 4th floor.


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Group study rooms

Group study rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.  There are four group study rooms on the main floor―two across from Sadie's Place, two across from the Periodicals Service Desk, and three on the 3rd floor, along with three group study areas.


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Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is located in room 329 of Kent Library. It has two production rooms with capabilities for group PowerPoint presentations, video and sound recording and video, sound and photo editing. Come visit us to work on your next class project.


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ILL and MOBIUS

Local patrons may use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request materials Kent Library does not own.  Students, faculty and staff can request materials through MOBIUS or journal articles or other unavailable items through ILL.


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Instruction

Library faculty provide information literacy instruction for college classes and visiting high schools.


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Laptops

Laptops for use within the library building are available at the circulation desk. Policy.


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Lost and found

Located at main circulation desk.


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Microform scanner/printer

Available in the periodicals area.  Handles both microfilm and microfiche:  view and print or save to USB drive or CD-R.


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Micro-opaque card viewer

Allows viewing of the micro card format (no printing available for this machine).


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New Books

Displayed in Sadie's Place and listed in the online catalog.


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Printing

Computers on the main floor print to copier/printers in the periodicals area or Sadie's Place.  Computers in 3rd floor lab print to lab printers.  Faculty, staff, and students use their Southeast key to print.  There is currently no printing available from the public access terminal.


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Renew books online

A feature of the 'view your record' service available in the online catalog: view renewal instructions  | renew items now.


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Research help

Ask us! Assistance available in person at the reference desk on the 3rd floor, by phone (573-651-2266), and by email (kentreference@semo.edu).


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Reserve a room

One room in the library may be reserved by faculty members and student organizations. See the policy for more information.


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Scanning

There is one scanner and one copier-printer with scanning capabilities in the computer lab on the third floor.  This service is available to students, staff, and faculty.


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Typewriter

Located in the hallway outside the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).  For questions or assistance, ask at the IMC service desk.


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Vending machines

Located on the first floor (basement). Available during all building hours.


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Videos: VHS & DVDs

Housed in the Instructional Materials Center, the collection includes feature films (both classic and recent releases), foreign language feature films, documentaries, tutorials and instructional videos.


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Video cameras

Housed in the Instructional Materials Center. They can be checked out for 3 days and their availability can be checked online here. Usage policy


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View your record

Available in the online catalog. Check status of MOBIUS requests, renew books and save searches. Email alerts based on saved searches are available for new library items.


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Wireless

Wireless access (wi fi 802.11 b/g) is available throughout the library building.  Use your Southeast key to gain access to the network.


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Writing Lab The Writing Lab is located on the 4th floor. Access is via a 3rd floor staircase outside the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).




suggestions/contact | updated 10/2010