Southeast Missouri State University

The Benefits of a Textbook Rental System

Renting your textbooks is a great way to cut your textbook expenses without compromising your educational experience. Also, you won’t have to worry about selling your books back at the end of the semester as long as you remember to return them before the deadline.

Rental period: Students rent their books for the current academic term and are expected to return them by the Monday following finals.

Cost: Our system offers a set rental fee of $25.94 per course, regardless of the number of rental textbooks used for that course. You will pay, on the average, less than half the new price of the textbook if purchased.

New/Used Rental Textbooks: Whether the book is new or used, the rental price is the same.

Convenience: The main textbook you will need for your class is located in one place. We also offer online students the option of renting their books online, by phone or in person.

Choices: Students who visit the Rental Department to pick up their books has the added benefit of looking at the book before renting it.

Payment: Textbook Rental charges the students account for the rental fees, which is included in the Students University billing statement.

Textbook Identification Numbers: Each of our rental books has a unique identifying number on the front label; this book ID number is attached to the student who checks out that book. This is helpful in knowing who the book is rented to.

Options: You can purchase your rented book during the rental term if you choose, and the rental fee will be removed and you will only pay the price of the book. If you don’t want the book, just return it before the due date and you will only pay the rental fee.