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Banned Books

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. This month Kent Library's faculty and staff shared books they just finished or are currently reading.

See this month's list here!

Johnson Endowment Grants for Student Groups

Kent Library will be awarding two grants of $1,500 each to university recognized student groups for funding to enhance the library’s collection in their area. Grants can be spent on materials both electronic and physical that can be acquired through a one-time purchase.

Applications can be found through the following link along with more information about the process and what is required for submission. Applications are due by November 1.

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

Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment.

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!

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.

For more information, please visit

What Would You Like to Read About?

Kent Library wants you to be a part of our collection development! The library is asking the student body to nominate subject areas that they would like the library to expand on or add to the collection. By October 4 visit the link below to nominate a subject area you would like to read about.

Nominated subjects will be voted on by the student body in October and the winning area will receive $3,000 for the purchase of materials to be added to the collection. For more information visit the Acquisition Unit’s webpage.

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

Nomination Form Link

What Would You Like to Read About?