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2018 Fall Finals Week Hours

Kent Library announces hours for the upcoming finals week

Extended Hours:

Wednesday, December 5: 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Thursday, December 6: 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday, December 7: 7:30am - 6 pm
Saturday, December 8: 12:00 pm - 5pm

Finals Week

Sunday, December 9: 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday, December 10: 7:30 am – 3:00 am
Tuesday, December 11: 7:30 am - Midnight
Wednesday, December 12: 7:30 am - Midnight
Thursday, December 13: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday, December 14: 7:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday, December 15: Closed
Sunday, December 16: Closed

Changes at Kent Library

You may have noticed that some library collections moved since you last visited Kent Library. Many Instructional Materials Center collections were relocated to provide better access. Relocated collections and their new homes:

  1. IMC Reserves (Videos and Kits): These have all moved to the main floor Circulation Desk; making just one stop for everything on Library Reserve.

  2. DVDs:
    • The popular movie DVDs are now located next to the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor. This is a browsing collection, organized by movie genre. DVDs are checked out at the main floor Circulation Desk.
    • All other DVDs on Reserve at the main floor Circulation Desk.
    • Check the library catalog if looking for a certain DVD and it will lead you to the right location.
    • CDs, Video Games, Kits, Teaching Aids, and other audiovisual materials moved to the main floor Periodicals Desk—ask for titles at the Desk.
    • Audio Books are on shelves by the Periodical Desk.

If you have any questions at all, please contact the Circulation Desk at 573.651.2232 or at

Important MOBIUS Changes

Kent Library is pleased to announce that MOBIUS borrowing is once again available for library users. When making a request, and you are prompted to select a cluster, make sure to choose Southeast Missouri State University.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact Kent Library at 573.651.2232.

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!

Library Finals Hours Survey Results

You talked, and we listened!

Kent Library surveyed students on what dates they preferred the library open to be open extended hours at the end of fall semester. Possible dates were the week before finals and finals week.

Kent Library will stay open until 3:00 am on:

Wednesday, December 5
Thursday, December 6
Sunday, December 9
Monday, December 10

Kent Library wants to thank everyone who participated in the “Extended Library Hours Survey”. We had 178 participants. The raw data collected from the survey is below:

Possible Dates for Staying Open Late Votes
Monday, December 357
Tuesday, December 468
Wednesday, December 595
Thursday, December 6129
Sunday, December 9133
Monday, December 10104
Tuesday, December 1177
Wednesday, December 1248

November 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 on their website, offering you new and exciting options for recreational reading. We also want your input, so you can suggest future themes or books.

See this month's list here!

Redhawk Food Pantry

The Redhawk Food Pantry is located inside Textbook Rental. It is open to all student and employees with a Southeast ID. For more information, please contact us at, and like us on Facebook.

University Tutorial Services

Located in Kent Library room 412, University Tutorial Services provides FREE tutorial assistance to students currently enrolled at Southeast. This service is provided through Learning Assistance Programs and TRIO/Student Support Services.

For more information, please visit