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Orders received before noon during business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day, while later orders will be shipped no later than the end of the next business day (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).
Book Rental Fees
$35.00 +tax per course
Regular Rate: $9.95 for the first book, $3.95 for each additional book per order/shipment
All Other Shipping Methods: to be determined by location and weight
Textbooks may be requested as soon as your registration is finalized, but books will NOT ship until the week before classes begin. Please request your books as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery before classes begin and assignments are due. Orders received before 12 pm will be shipped the same day, while later orders will be shipped no later than the end of the next day.
Undergraduate students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University can rent the majority of their textbooks for the courses they are enrolled in. The rental fee is $35.00 + tax per course, for the duration of the semester. All rental books must be returned in satisfactory condition on or before the Monday following finals week.
Graduate students can rent a rental textbook if they are enrolled in (100-599) level courses and/or cross listed 400/600 level courses. The rental fee is $35.00 + tax for the duration of the semester. All rental books must be returned in satisfactory condition on or before the Monday following finals week. All other books and materials are available at the Southeast Bookstore or at www.semoshop.com
You may use this link Textbook Rental Book Lookup to look up your course number to see if we have a rental textbook for that class, and within that page, there is a link to the bookstore, to see if the course will require a purchase book.
All rental books must be returned or postmarked NO LATER than 4pm the Monday after
finals to avoid any additional charges. Books returned or received the Tuesday through
Friday after the due date will be billed a $25.00 late charge per book instead of
the replacement cost of the book and the original rental fee will not be credited.
Rental Textbooks returned anytime thereafter will be charged the full replacement
cost of the textbook and the original rental fee will not be credited. All textbooks
must be returned in satisfactory condition, books not in rentable condition are not
returnable. Textbooks returned in unsatisfactory condition will not be accepted and
the student will be charged the replacement costs of the book.
After reading the terms of this rental agreement and my completion of the rental transaction signifies my agreement of its terms.
All Textbooks should be returned to:
610 Washington Ave, North Dock
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Please make sure all returned textbooks have a tracking number for your protection. Textbook Rental is not responsible for lost textbooks.
To request Early Bird Pick up is for a limited time only!!See below for the last day to submit an Early Bird Pickup request.
Early Bird Pickup requests will be taken beginning November 2, 2020 until January 4, 2021. Students can submit an online order for the upcoming semester and we will confirm your schedule to what you requested, gather your books, check them out to your student account and have them ready for you when you return to campus so you can just Grab-n-Go and not wait in long lines. We will email you when your textbooks are ready for pick up. This option is for pickup at the Main campus only.
Spring 2021--Last day to sign up for Early Bird Pickup: January 4, 2021 5pm.
First day to pick up textbook rental books without an Early Bird request: January 19, 2021, our hours will be 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.