Textbook Rental


Fall Textbook Rental Books Are Due December 17, 2018 before 4pm or postmarked on or before December 17, 2018 to avoid additional charges. Textbooks returned in person or postmarked Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December 21 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 will be there beginning Monday, December 10, 2018 and closing the following Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8am. 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!

Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, the Textbook Rental fees will be $35.00 + tax.

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
Oct 8-12 Discontinued book sale
Oct 11 2nd 8week classes begin
Oct 13 Homecoming
Nov 5 First day to register for Spring 2019 classes
Nov 16 Last day to withdraw from University or drop full semester classes
Nov 19-23 Thanksgiving Break-No Classes
Nov 22-23 CLOSED
Dec 10-14 Finals Week
Dec 10 First day to pick up Wintersession textbooks
Dec 15 Graduation-We are open 11:00am-3:00pm
Dec 17 All Fall Textbooks are due to avoid additional charges
Dec 18-21 Textbook Late fee days-Late fee is $25 per book
Dec 24-Jan 1 Closed for the Winter Holidays
Jan 7 First day to check out Spring 2019 textbooks
Jan 14 Spring 2019 classes begin
Jan 14 Wintersession textbooks due
Jan 21 MLK day-Closed


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