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Faculty and Staff Johnson Endowment Grants

Kent Library is now accepting applications for the 2020 Faculty and Staff Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment grants. The deadline for application is Friday, March 13, 2020. The limit per grant is $3,000. More information about the grants can be found through the Endowment’s webpage. The application can be found here.

For questions, please contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, Acquisitions Coordinator, at 573-651-2073 or

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 Circulation Desk on the main floor or the Computer Lab Assistant on the third floor.

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. - 9 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.


Check out the new bookshelves and display on the East side of the main floor of Kent Library (between the Circulation Desk and Mississippi Mugs) to browse the materials purchased as a result of the Johnson Endowment Grants for Student Groups and the "What Would You Like to Read About?" initiative last fall!