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The Arts Resource Center (ARC) provides research help and access to information via the collections in the ARC, Kent Library, other libraries, and various databases. We provide a comfortable studying area and access to technology. We are also a drop off location for your Kent Library items, and those items requested from other libraries. You can even drop off your textbooks at the end of the semester.

Research Help

Friendly staff will assist you in finding materials to meet your needs, whether it is finding a specific book or score for a class or finding credible sources for a research paper. Drop in or make an appointment for a research consultation.

Course Reserves

Faculty and staff at the River Campus may put items on course reserve in the ARC for their classes. These are either required readings for a class, or supplemental materials. These items will have a limited checkout length.


You may return your textbooks (only those rented from textbook rental) during finals’ week of the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Study Space

The ARC has comfortable seating areas for individual and/or group studying. Wi-fi is also available.

Gifts for the Arts Resource Center

We appreciate gifts of resources that support the mission of Southeast Missouri State University; this includes materials that directly support the curriculum, enhance current research areas, support current co-curricular interests, or demonstrate literary merit. If you have a gifts for the Arts Resource Center, please review and fill out the Arts Resource Center Gift Form.


Kent Library Items

If you have found the perfect book at Kent Library, but don’t have the time to go to the main campus, you can have the book, or video, delivered to the ARC. Click here for instructions.

MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan

If you need an item that the ARC nor Kent Library has, you can request it from another library and have it sent to the ARC. Click here for instructions on requesting a MOBIUS book, and click here for instructions on requesting an Interlibrary Loan book.


You may return Kent Library, MOBIUS and Interlibrary loan books to the ARC, and the ARC will return them for you.


The ARC has nine MAC computers, a printer/copier, and a scanner. We also have Finale Music Notation software.