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Family Friendly Study Room

Kent Library and Computer Services are pleased to offer a computer study room for student parents who need a place to work when accompanied by their children.

For access, please visit the Periodicals Desk on the main floor or the Computer Lab Assistant on the third floor.

Johnson Endowment Grants for Student Groups

Kent Library is again offering Johnson Endowment grants to Southeast Student Groups for the 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 5, 2021. More information about this opportunity can be found here. This year's electronic application can be found here.

The Library will be awarding three awards for $1,000 each. Student Groups should work with their advisors and a Kent Library faculty member to create a list of materials to enhance the library's collection in their area.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact Barbara Glackin, Dean of Kent Library, at

Kent Krates

Check out mystery library items with new themes every month!

Kent Krates are a box of library materials that you get to unpack and enjoy each month. They are selected to fit the theme of the month and are checked out one week at a time. We will expand our service based on demand, but know that you may get your Krate anytime during the four weeks of the month in which you submit your request.

Sign up for your Kent Krate today!

Mississippi Mugs Hours

Mississippi Mugs is located on the main floor of Kent Library, and offers affordable hot and cold beverages as well as an assortment of snacks. A rewards program is available for visitors to receive a free hot beverage after purchasing 10. Hours are:

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - Noon / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - Noon

For an updated list of menu items, please click here.

Reading Recs

Looking for something new to read? Wonder what the library has to offer? Check out our “Reading Recs!” Each month Kent Library will post a themed list of books recommended by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, offering you new and exciting reading options. Check out the current list! You can also suggest books or future themes.

Reference Assistance

New Reference Location!

In order to better serve students, staff, and guests, Kent Library has consolidated the Reference Desk and Circulation Desk into one desk on the main floor! Students, staff, and guests can receive assistance with checking items in and out and assistance with research in one convenient location! Reference also continues virtually through our chat service, email communication, and via telephone (573.651.2230). We are here to help!

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Share Your Experience

Please consider sharing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your daily life as a Southeast student, faculty or staff member, or community member. Special Collections & Archives in Kent Library is accepting submissions of stories, videos and images that document how life has been changed during this historic global health crisis. Please consider sharing your story with us today!

Visit this link to share your story.