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Kent Library Study Room Policy

Kent Library Study Room Policy

Kent Library student study rooms are spaces for student study and collaboration.

  • Reserving Student Study Rooms:
    • Only currently enrolled Southeast Missouri State University students can reserve student study rooms.
    • Southeast faculty, staff and community guests cannot reserve student study rooms.
  • Reservation Guidelines:
    • Student study rooms can be reserved for times from 1 to 3 hours.
    • You can make up to 3 reservations in a day, not to exceed a total of 3 hours.
    • You can make no more than 3 reservations in a week.
    • Reservations can be made up to 1 week prior to the desired date, but no less than 1 hour in advance.
    • If 15 minutes after the reservation start time, a group/individual fails to appear, a reservation may be cancelled by library staff and the student study room made available to another group/individual.
    • Each student study room has a minimum and maximum occupancy. Groups/individuals that do not meet the minimum occupancy number may be asked to move to accommodate a larger group—regardless of whether or not a reservation was made.
    • Library staff may change a reservation in order to make the most efficient use of the student study spaces.
  • Student Study Room Protocols:
    • Please do not leave your belongings unattended as they are vulnerable to theft.
    • Student study rooms are not soundproof. Please be considerate of others studying nearby.
    • Before leaving, tidy the student study room for the next individual/group by erasing whiteboards, returning furniture to its original position and disposing of garbage.
  • Kent Library staff reserve the right to cancel reservations that are in violation of the policy, guidelines or protocols.
  • Unreserved student study rooms are available to Southeast Missouri State University students on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Circulation Desk at 573-651-2232 or email us at

Revised 6/3/2021