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 December 19, 2016 before 4pm or postmarked on or before December 19, 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 December 20 through December 21, 2016 until 4pm.

The Textbook Rental afterhours BIG RED DROP BOX is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
December 12-15, 2016 (Mon-Thu)—6pm-730am
December 16-17, 2016 (Fri-Sat)—5pm-11am
December 17-16, 2016 (Sat-Mon)—3pm-8am

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

We will be open Saturday December 17, 2016 11am-3pm

NEW! Textbook Rental drop off location at the River Campus!
At the Art Resource Center (Seminary Bldg), Monday-Wednesday 8am-7pm, Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-3pm

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information

Aug 15

First Day to pick up Fall semester books

Aug 18

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

Aug 20-21

We are open Saturday, Aug 20 (10am-4pm), Sunday, Aug 21 (1pm-4pm)

Aug 22

Fall Semester begins

Sep 5

Labor Day-Closed

Oct 10-14

Discontinued Book Sale (12 books for $1)

Oct 13

2nd 8week classes begin

Oct 31

Registration for Spring semester begins

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

Wintersession semester begins

Dec 21

Wintersession web orders must be received no later than 1:00pm to guarantee shipment

Dec 23-Jan 2

Textbook Rental Closed

Jan 9

First Day to pick up Spring semester books

Jan 16

Winter Session textbooks due by 4pm

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

Jan 17

Spring Semester classes begin

Mar 6-10

Discontinued Book Sale (12 books for $1)

Mar 13-17

SPRING BREAK!! Our hours are 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)

Apr 14

Closed for Holiday

May 8-12

Spring semester Finals Week

May 8

First Day to pick up Summer semester textbooks

May 13

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

May 15

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

Summer hours begin 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)

May 16

Summer Semester begins

May 29

Memorial Day-Closed


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