Textbook Rental


Fall Textbook Rental Books Are Due December 16, 2019 before 4pm or postmarked on or before December 16, 2019 to avoid additional charges. Textbooks returned in person or postmarked Tuesday, December 17, through Friday, December 20 will be eligible to return with the late fee of $25.00 per book.

Textbook Rental: Basement of Kent Library (East side of building)

Regional Campuses: Kennett, Sikeston, and Cape College Center, and at the Poplar Bluff SEMO office (Please contact each location for their hours)

After Hours: The Door Drop Slot is located in Textbook Rental's Main Entrance doors, it  is available Monday December 9 , 2019 and up until 8:00am the Monday they are due, which is:  Monday, December 16, 2019.  If the drop slot is locked, please go inside Textbook Rental to return books. Enabling students to return textbooks when Textbook Rental is closed and over the weekend following finals and up until the deadline.  

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!

Information for Southeast Bookstore go to www.semoshop.com  

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

Textbook Rental Important Information

Dates Information
September 2 Closed for Labor Day
October 7-11 Discontinued Book Sale
October 10 2nd 8wk classes begin
November 25-26 Fall Break No Classes (We are open 8am-5pm)
November 27-29 Starting at Noon November 27 through Friday November 29-We will be closed
December 9-13 Finals Week-After Hours Door Drop Slot opens at 6pm
December 9 First day to check out Wintersession textbooks
December 14 Graduation (We are open 11am-3pm)
December 16 All Fall Textbook Rental books are due by 4pm
Dec 23-Jan 1 University is closed, will reopen January 2, 2020 (8am-5pm)
January 13, 2020 First day to check out Spring Textbooks
January 18 We are open 11am-3pm
January 19 We are open 1pm-4pm
January 20 Wintersession textbooks due (We are open 10am-5pm) 
January 21 Spring 2020 semester begins 


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