Textbook Rental


Summer Textbook Rental Books Are Due August 5, 2019 before 4pm or postmarked on or before August 5, 2019 to avoid additional charges. Textbooks returned in person or postmarked Tuesday, August 6, through Friday, August 9 will be eligible to return with the late fee of $25.00 per book.

Textbook Rental: Basement of Kent Library (East side of building)

Regional Campuses: Kennett, Sikeston, and Cape College Center, and at the Poplar Bluff SEMO office (Please contact each location for their hours)

After Hours: The Door Drop Slot is located in Textbook Rental's Main Entrance doors, it  is available Wednesday, July 31, 2019 and up until 8:00am the Monday they are due, which is:  Monday, August 5, 2019.  If the drop slot is locked, please go inside Textbook Rental to return books. Enabling students to return textbooks when Textbook Rental is closed and over the weekend following finals and up until the deadline.  

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!

Information for Southeast Bookstore go to www.semoshop.com  

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

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information
May 13 - August 9 Summer Textbook Rental hours: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday
May 27 Closed
July 4 & 5 Closed
August 5 Summer Textbook Rental books due by 4pm
August 12 First day to check out Fall 2019 textbooks
August 15 Freshman move in day
August 17 We are open 10am-4pm
August 18 We are open 1pm-4pm
August 19 Fall 2019 classes begin-check our hours page for extended hours.
September 2 Closed for Labor Day


Kent Library 123
Textbook Rental
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Redhawk Food Pantry
Located inside Textbook Rental/ Monday-Friday 12noon-4:00pm