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  • Posted on: 1 July 2014
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Chat with the Library

Use the form at right to chat instantly with a librarian. Chat services are available whenever the Kent Library reference desk is open.

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Email the Reference Desk

For general reference questions, you can email

For questions about Kent Library's Special Collections & Archives, you can send an email to

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Text the Library

You can text the Kent Library Reference desk at (573) 200-6542. Text service is available whenever chat service is available.

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Call the Library

For general reference questions, you can call the Kent Library reference desk at 573-651-2230.

Set Up a Research Consultation

You can schedule an in-person research consultation with one of our librarians. To schedule an appointment, email or contact any one of our Information Services librarians directly.

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Important Note These services are intended primarily for students, faculty and staff of Southeast Missouri State University. If you are not affiliated with Southeast, we will reply to your inquiry only if it relates to the University or to a resource unique to Kent Library. For general questions, you may wish to contact a local library. Hours for Chat Service Chat services are available:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4:30 p.m.
  • During the Saturdays that the Library is open during the summer, the Research Help Desk hours are 1– 4 p.m. Consult our hours page for more details about building and service desk hours.