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Textbook Rental

Covid-19 special instructions

Textbook Rental is open to pick up books in person. If you would prefer contactless book pick up, please contact us directly at 573-651-2236. Please contact us f you have any questions or concerns. 

Summer 2021 Textbook Rental books are due August 9, 2021 by 4pm. We will have our after hours book return door chute available beginning August 2, 2021, or check out our instructions on how to ship your books back, located in the 'Returning Your Books' section. If you have questions or concerns regarding your summer textbook returns, please contact us during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

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