Southeast’s Kent Library is located next to Dearmont Residence Hall and across from Academic Hall on Normal Street. A classic example of New Formalist style architecture, the library houses a rich collection of print, multimedia and archival materials.  Online subscription databases deliver instant access from any Internet connection to the full text of more than 6,600 magazines and scholarly journals.  MOBIUS, a comprehensive network of Missouri collegiate libraries, provides users with access to more than 17 million books.

Circulation Policies

The Circulation Desk is located on the first floor at the north entrance of Kent Library. For a detailed list of hours for the library and the circulation desk, visit

Circulation policies vary for the type of materials being checked out and the people borrowing materials. University-affiliated borrowers must present a University identification card with a University barcode. 

Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

The Instructional Materials Center is located on the second floor of Kent Library and houses an extensive collection of teaching and instructional materials for area teachers and for Southeast students studying to be teachers. In addition to a wide variety of children’s literature, the center has instructional videos, textbooks and instructional materials related to all academic subjects. Undergraduate students may check out a maximum of 25 books for 21 days with one renewal opportunity and maximum of three videos for three days with no renewals. Graduate students may check out a maximum of 50 books for a period of 21 days with one renewal opportunity and maximum of four videos or DVDs for a period of three days with no renewals. Both undergraduate and graduate students may check out kits, slides, audio cassettes and computer software for a maximum of seven days with no renewal. For more information about the Instructional Media Center, please call 651-2234.

Information Services (Reference)

The Information Services desk is located on the first floor of Kent Library near the computer terminals and offers assistance and services related to reference material and research. Reference materials are not available for checkout but the information services staff are present to help you at the following times:

Mondays - Thursdays   7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays    8 a.m. - 6  p.m.
Saturdays    9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays    12 p.m.- 9 p.m.

For more information concerning Information Services, please call 651-2230.

Government Documents

The Department of Government Documents is located on the third floor of Kent Library and offers assistance and services related to government document collections and research as well as tax information. The staff of the Department of Government Documents are available to assist you at the following times:


Mondays - Thursdays 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

If you have questions or if you would like to know more about the Department of Government Documents, please call 651-2757.

The Center for Faulkner Studies and the Brodsky Collection

The Brodsky Collection, obtained by the University in 1989 and housed in the Rare Book Room of Kent Library, is one of the largest collections of William Faulkner materials in the world. It contains more than 3,000 letters by, to or about Faulkner and the world’s finest collection of Faulkner books. The Center for Faulkner Studies is directed by Dr. Robert W. Hamblin and is focused on the research and study of Faulkner materials and on the production of Teaching Faulkner, an internationally distributed newsletter devoted to the classroom use of Faulkner’s novels and stories. The Center for Faulkner Studies is also the repository for the collection of Faulkner materials assembled by Jane Isbell Haynes, a Faulkner scholar and collector and the author of William Faulkner: His Lafayette County Heritage and William Faulkner: His Tippah County Heritage. To make arrangements to view the Brodsky Collection, contact the Center for Faulkner Studies at (573) 986-6155.


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