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Extended Library Hours Survey

It has been Kent Library’s practice to stay open until 3:00 am, Sunday through Wednesday nights of finals week. Some Southeast students have suggested that we stay open late the week before finals instead. What do you think? Fill out the survey below to assist us in deciding which nights to stay open later.

Take the survey here!

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!

March Athenaeum

Kent Library's Athenaeum Lecture Series will present "The Case for Strangeness: A Pilgrim’s Guide to Navigating the Liminal" at noon on Wednesday, Mar. 27, in Kent Library. The presentation will be given by Kris Baranovic, an Instructional Design Specialist in Southeast’s Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. Baranovic will explore liminality - the state of being betwixt and between social roles and identities - as a standard part of the modern undergraduate experience. An instance of controlled liminality is the pilgrimage. This session explores the weirdness that is liminality and uses the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage as a metaphor for managing the social and emotional rigors of college.

This presentation is part of Kent Library’s monthly Athenaeum series, located in Sadie’s Place on the main floor of Kent Library. All presentations in the Athenaeum series are free and open to the public.

March 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.

Student Study Room Reservations

Southeast students can now reserve six of Kent Library's 4th floor group study rooms.These study rooms accommodate groups of 2-6 students and are great spaces for study and collaboration. Reserve a student room using the "Study Rooms" quick link on the Kent Library home page.

The policy and guidelines for study room reservations can be found on the library's Forms and Policies page. Study room reservations are available to current Southeast Missouri State University students only.

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

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.

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