It's like a scholarship for every student

Welcome to the Textbook Rental Department! Southeast Missouri State University offers a unique benefit for our students. As a long standing tradition, we have a textbook rental system that is convenient and an economic benefit. Students pay a fixed rental fee per course. It is our mission to rent the main textbook required for students at a fraction of the cost of the textbook.  This cost savings benefit is for Undergraduate and Graduate students who are enrolled in 100-599 level courses and/or cross listed 400/600 level courses where the primary textbook is available at Textbook Rental.

Textbook Rental is owned and operated by Southeast Missouri State University for the benefit of our University Community. You help support the University through renting your books at Textbook Rental since all the proceeds from our operations are returned to the University. Thank you for your support!

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Fall Textbook Rental Books Are Due Dec. 21, 2015 before 4pm or postmarked on or before Dec. 21, 2015 to avoid additional charges. We will accept late semester book returns, which will be subject to a late fee of $25.00 per book Dec. 22, 2015 through Dec 23, 2015 until 4pm.

The Textbook Rental afterhours BIG RED DROP BOX is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
Dec. 14-17, 2015 (Mon-Thu) —6pm-730am
Dec. 18-19, 2015 (Fri-Sat)—5pm-11am
Dec. 19-21, 2015 (Sat-Mon)—3pm-8am

Please do not use the Kent Library's book return wall slots.

We will be open Saturday December 19, 2015 11am-3pm

*NOTICE! ! Perryville Regional Campus and Southeast Bookstore is no longer a textbook rental book return location.

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information

Oct 12-16

Textbook Rental Discontinued Book Sale

Oct 19

2nd 8week classes begin

Nov 20

Last day to drop a full semester class or withdraw without failing grades

Nov 23-27

Fall Break

Nov 26-27

Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 14-18

Final Exams
First day to pick up Wintersession textbooks

Dec 19

We will be open 11am-3pm

Dec 21

Textbook Rental books due by 4pm to avoid additional charges
Wintersession semester begins

Dec 22

Last day to order online books for Wintersession (no later than 1pm)

Dec 24-Jan 3

Closed—Have a happy and safe holiday!!

Jan 18

MLK Day, Textbook Rental is OPEN 10am-5pm
Wintersession Textbooks Due

Jan 19

Spring Semester Classes begin

Mar 7-11

Discontinued Book Sale

Mar 10

2nd 8week classes begins

Mar 14-18

Spring Break!!
Our hours are 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)

Mar 25

Closed for Holiday

May 9-13

Spring Semester Finals Week

May 14

Graduation Commencement

May 16

Textbook Rental books due by 4pm to avoid additional charges