You can get books from Kent Library, from over 60 Missouri libraries (through the MOBIUS book sharing program), or from libraries across the United States (through MOBIUS/ Prospector or Interlibrary Loan), absolutely free!
Books can be delivered to Sikeston, Kennett, or Poplar Bluff. They can also be delivered to any of the MOBIUS member libraries across Missouri. If you are a web only student, we will deliver books directly to your home.
If you are experiencing extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from accessing or retrieving materials, please contact the reference desk to request special accommodations.
Use Interlibrary Loan ONLY if you cannot find the book you need in the Kent Library or MOBIUS catalogs.
1. At the Interlibrary Loan screen, logon to ILLiad or create an account if you do not have one. You can create an account by selecting the 'First Time Users' option.
Books sent from one MOBIUS library to another (example: from Washington University to Kent Library) are checked out with a student ID card. Books shipped to Kennett, Malden, or Sikeston are processed through Kent Library first. You do not need to check books in or out that are shipped to these locations. They will automatically be checked in and out for you.
All Kent Library, MOBIUS, and Interlibrary Loan books can be picked up at your regional campus main administrative office. Kent Library will send an email notifying you when your books are sent to your regional campus and are available for pickup. You can also login to My Library Account and check the status of your requested items.
When requesting books, choose the pickup location labeled 'SEMO -WEB Only Student' *Note you must be enrolled in a designated web only program to have books mailed to your residence. If you are unsure if you qualify, contact your instructor. A postage-paid, addressed envelope will be included with your requested materials for return.
You can renew your books online.
You can also call the circulation desk at 573-651-2232 for renewals.
Length of checkout period and number of renewals is determined by the library circulation policies.
Citing your sources is important because it gives credit to the person who published the idea originally, and allows readers to check your evidence. Your instructor should tell you which style of citation to use (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
Kent Library's "Citation Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, and more" site
Print and electronic resources for a variety of citation styles.