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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Spring Textbook Rental Books Are Due May 15, 2017 before 4pm or postmarked on or before May 15, 2017 to avoid additional charges. We will accept late semester book returns, which will be subject to a late fee of $25.00 per book May 16 through May 17, 2017 until 4pm.

The Textbook Rental afterhours BIG RED DROP BOX is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
May 8-11, 2017 (Mon-Thu)—6pm-730am
May 12-13 (Fri-Sat)—5pm-11am
May 13-15, 2017 (Sat-Mon)—3pm-8am

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

We will be open Saturday May 13, 2017 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

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