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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Summer Textbook Rental Books Are Due August 8, 2016 before 4pm or postmarked on or before August 8, 2016 to avoid additional charges. We will accept late semester book returns, which will be subject to a late fee of $25.00 per book August 9 through August 10, 2016 until 4pm.

The Textbook Rental afterhours BIG RED DROP BOX is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
Starting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 until 8:00am Monday August 8, 2016.
Our Summer hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

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

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information

May 16-Aug 12

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

July 4

Independence Day-Closed

Aug 8

Summer Books Due by 4pm to avoid additional charges

Aug 15

First Day to pick up Fall semester books

Aug 18

Freshman Move In day-extended hours 8am-6pm

Aug 22

Fall Semester begins

Sep 5

Labor Day-Closed

Oct 10-14

Discontinued Book Sale

Nov 21-25

Fall/Thanksgiving Break, We will be closed Nov 24-25

Dec 12-16

Fall semester finals week

Dec 12

First day to check out Winter Session textbooks

Dec 17

Graduation Commencement, Textbook Rental is OPEN 11am-3pm

Dec 19

Fall semester books due by 4pm to avoid additional charges

Dec 23-Jan 2

Textbook Rental Closed

Jan 16

Winter Session textbooks due-Textbook Rental is OPEN 10am-5pm

Jan 17

Spring Semester classes begin


Kent Library 123
Textbook Rental
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701