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 18, 2015 Before 4pm or postmarked on or before May 18, 2015 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 19, 2015 through May 20, 2015 until 4pm.

The afterhours Big Red Drop box is located in Dearmont's main entrance lobby.  It will be available:
May. 11-14, 2015, Mon. - Thurs. 6 pm-7:30 am
May. 15, 2015 - Fri. 5 pm through May. 16, 2015 - Sat. 11 am

May 16, 2015 –Saturday 3:00 pm until Monday May 18, 2015, 8:00 am

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

Textbook Rental Important Information



Jan 12

First day to check out spring textbooks

Jan 19

Winter Session books due

Jan 19

Textbook Rental will be open MLK Day (10am-5pm)

Jan 20 

Classes begin---Check our contact page for special hours during the first two weeks of classes

Mar 9-13

Discontinued book sale

Mar 16-20

Spring break—Textbook Rental will be open 8am-4pm Monday-Friday

Apr 3

Textbook Rental closed

May 11-15

Finals week

First day to check out summer textbooks

May 16

We will be open Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 18

Spring textbook rental books are due by 4pm to avoid additional charges

May 18

Summer hours begin---Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

May 25

Textbook Rental closed

July 3

Textbook Rental closed

Aug 10

All summer sessions Textbook Rental books Due by 4pm to avoid additional charges

Aug 17

First day to check out Fall textbooks

Aug 24

Fall Semester begins