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In Person

The reference desk, located on the 2nd floor at the Circulation desk, is open for one on one reference assistance the following hours:

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Chat with the Library

Chat is available all hours of the week except:
Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Email the Reference Desk

For general reference questions, you can email

For questions about Kent Library's Special Collections & Archives, you can send an email to

Call the Library

For general reference questions, you can call the Kent Library reference desk at 573.651.2230.

Set Up a Research Consultation

You can schedule a research consultation by emailing the Liaison Librarian for your department.

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This service is primarily intended for the students, faculty and staff of Southeast Missouri State University. We are also happy to answer questions from visitors concerning the collections, resources and services of Kent Library.

Staff at Reference Desk