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Circulation

Books and Government Documents
Circulation Policies
Course Reserves
Hold Requests
Loaner Laptops

Periodicals

Periodicals, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, Serials and etc.

MOBIUS (Missouri Bibliographic Information Users System)

Interlibrary Loan

Library Sign-ins


Circulation

            Kent Library Circulation desk, main (second) floor, north entrance (front of building)
            Phone  573.651.2232
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Books and Government Documents

All books and government documents are checked out at the Circulation Desk or at the Periodicals Desk. 

The checkout periods for books and government documents can be found under the Circulation Policy as listed below appropriate to your patron status.

Non-government document audiovisual materials, DVD's, CD's, and videos are available in the Instructional Materials Center on the 3rd Floor of Kent Library. Those items are checked out at the Instructional Materials desk, but may be returned at the drive-through return on the west side of the library, at the Circulation, or at the Periodicals desk in the library. There are also a drop areas on the north side of the building and one on the south near the entrances. 

Circulation Policies
     
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Course Reserves

  • Materials are placed on reserve at the request of the professor, who designates the loan period of two hours, one day, three days, or seven days. 
  • Audiovisual materials are on Reserve in the Instructional Materials Center and must be checked out in the Instructional Materials Center on the 3rd Floor.
  • Course reserve materials other than Instructional Materials Center items are housed at the front circulation desk  and are to be returned to that desk.
  • For late returns, fines of $6.00 per day will be charged for hourly reserves.  For one day, three day, and seven day reserves returned late, $1.00 per day will be charged.


Loaner Laptops
  • Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled Southeast students in good standing are eligible to check out laptops using their Southeast ID.
  • Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation desk in Kent Library on a first come first serve basis.
  • Laptops may not be taken from the library.
  • If no one is waiting to check out a laptop, it may be renewed one time for three additional hours by bringing the laptop with all its components to the circulation desk.
  • A laptop is due three (3) hours from the time it is checked out and/or one hour before the library closes. It must be returned to the Circulation desk.
  • The borrower is responsible for damages up to $2600 if a laptop is stolen or damaged.
  • Overdue laptop fines are assessed at a rate of $30 per hour, with a maximum assessment of $500.
  • Replacement charges of $2,600 plus all applicable fees are added if the laptop is not returned by the end of the day it was checked out. If the laptop is returned within three (3) days, the replacement cost is removed, but the overdue and processing fees will still apply.

Periodicals

            Location:    Kent Library, Main Floor, South Entrance
            Phone:       573-651-2752
            Hours:        schedule of hours

Periodicals, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, Serials and etc.

  • Periodicals, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, Serials and etc. do not circulate outside the library.
  • Forms to order periodicals housed off-site are available online.

Books and Government Documents

All books and government documents are checked out at the Circulation Desk or at the Periodicals Desk. The checkout periods for books and government documents can be found under the Circulation Policy as listed below appropriate to your patron status.


Circulation Policies

faculty & staff students local patrons


MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan

            Location:  Kent Library, main floor, north (front) entrance
            Phone:     573-651-2152
            Hours:      Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

MOBIUS

MOBIUS, also known as Missouri Bibliographic Information Users System, is a consortium of Missouri academic and public libraries. Southeast Missouri State University is a member of MOBIUS. MOBIUS libraries are organized geographically by cluster. Kent Library is part of the Galahad cluster, which includes Mineral Area College (MAC) and Three Rivers Community College (TRCC).

On average, it takes 3-5 days to fill a MOBIUS request.  This delivery time is dependent upon the pick up location chosen by the student.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service that supports the research and teaching needs of Southeast Missouri State University by providing access to materials from libraries throughout the United States. To supplement the resources readily available in Kent Library and/or the books available through MOBIUS, patrons can use ILL to borrow books, newspapers and dissertations as well as to receive photocopies of journal articles.

On average, it takes 11 working days to fill an ILL request, though it can take as little as 3 days or as long as 1 month to receive materials, depending on the location and the availability of the item at other libraries. ILL staff will attempt to borrow books from the closest libraries and journal articles from libraries that transmit electronically. Requests are usually processed within 24 hours of receipt.  Requests submitted after 3:00 p.m. or on weekends will be processed the next business day.

Because ILL cannot predict the availability or location of an item, there is no guarantee that requested materials will be available within a specified period of time. Patrons are encouraged to request materials well in advance of deadlines. To improve the success of a request, submit an accurate, complete and unabbreviated citation.

Interlibrary Loan forms are available online at:  http://library.semo.edu/get/ill.shtml.   Pick-up borrowed materials at the Circulation Desk if SEMO-Cape Girardeau Kent Library was chosen as the pickup location for the requested items.

More Interlibrary Loan information.


Library Sign-ins

Campus organizations and classes are welcome to place a student sign-in sheet in a folder at the Circulation Desk, located on the main floor of Kent Library. Student sign-in is the responsibility of the organization or faculty member requiring student library sign-ins.


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