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Book Battle Bracket

During the month of March and the beginning of April, we will be having our yearly “book battle” between the top books in the four genres not picked last year. The book with the top votes will win each round. Pick up a bracket form at the Circulation desk, Periodicals desk, Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center, Arts Resource Center (River Campus) download the image below to view and print a copy. Fill out your choices and return it to any of the service areas listed by Monday, March 8th. Southeast student(s) with winning bracket submissions will receive a prize!

Book Battle Bracket

Faculty and Staff Johnson Endowment Grants

Kent Library is now accepting applications for the 2021 Faculty and Staff Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment grants. The deadline for application is Friday, April 23, 2021. The limit per grant is $2,500. 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

Protect the Nest

Training Video

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community. We’re working to monitor the coronavirus pandemic as we move forward in providing a quality academic experience and personal support for our students on campus.

Please view the following video to learn how you can protect the nest!

Visit for additional information.

Protect the Nest Training from SEMissouriState on Vimeo.

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 Hours!

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM-8:00 PM


Students, staff, and guests can now talk to the Reference librarian in-person, safely, behind a plexiglass ‘sneeze guard’ while viewing a separate monitor we have set-up for patron’s safety and convenience! Of course, masks are required! Reference also continues virtually through our chat service, email communication, and via telephone (573.986.6793). Librarians can also set up a Zoom meeting to help with research consultations. Best of luck to students working through this pandemic! We are here to help!

Reserve a Zoom Room

Kent Library has a reservable room available for students in a Zoom class. KL249A is on the main floor, close to the back door. Students can reserve the room for up to 1.5 hours, three times a week. Students can check out a laptop at the Circulation Desk or bring their own device. Headphones are highly recommended.

To reserve the room, click on this link:

You can also access the reservations by clicking on the ”Study Rooms” Quick Link on the library’s home page and then change the category at the top from “Group Study Rooms” to “Zoom Room”.

Reserve Zoom Room How To

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.