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Textbook Rental

Covid-19 special instructions

Textbook Rental is open to pick up books in person, staff will be gathering your books for you. If you would prefer contactless book pick up, we provide Curbside service. To request Curbside, either fill out an Online Rental Form and request Curbside in the Comments section or call us. We will email you when your order is ready for pick up. When you arrive to pick up your books, please call us at 573-651-2236 and we will bring it out to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. 

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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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Kent Library 123
Textbook Rental
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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Located inside Textbook Rental/ Monday-Friday 12noon-4:00pm