Southeast Missouri State University

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 22, 2014 Before 4pm or postmarked on or before December 22, 2014 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 23, 2014 through January 5, 2015 until 4pm.

The afterhours Big Red Drop box is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
Dec. 15-18, 2014, Mon. - Thurs.
6 pm-7:30 am
Dec. 19, 2014 - Fri. 5 pm through Dec. 22, 2014 - Mon. 8 am

*NOTICE! Southeast Bookstore is no longer a textbook rental book return location; please return them to the approved locations.

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information
Oct 13- Oct 17

Discontinued Book Sale (12 books for a $1)

Oct 16-Oct 17 Fall Break
Oct 20 2nd 8-week classes begin
Nov 27-Dec 30  Textbook Rental Closed for Thanksgiving recess
Dec 15-19

Final Exams

Dec 22

Last Day to return Textbooks (by 4:00 pm)

Dec 22

Intersession Begins

Dec 24-Jan 4

Textbook Rental Closed, will reopen Jan. 5, 2015