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Books Not Returned by Due Date

Late Charges 

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.

Book Condition

Textbooks returned in unsatisfactory condition will not be accepted and the student will be charged the replacement costs of the book. 

Personal Emergencies

We understand that emergencies happen; if you were unable to return your rented textbooks due to reasons beyond your control, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Students who file an appeal regarding textbook charges can do so within one calendar year from the date of the charges, after a year, appeals will not be accepted or considered.

Book charges not paid are subject to late fines from the University and are charged to the students account.

Appeal form

Please click here for a printable version of our Appeal Form.

What happens to the books if I would ship the books back after the due date and also missed the late charges timeline?

Books shipped to us after the time allowed to return them for the semester are considered will not be accepted and are kept for one calendar year, after which time the books will be destroyed. The student's SEMO account has been charged for the replacement cost of the book as well as the original rental fee.

Students have the option to pick up their rejected books at Textbook Rental during normal operating hours or email a request to have them shipped to them at the requester’s expense.

If you know they will not be considered returnable, please do not mail them back! Keep them and try to sell them to used book companies or sell them through online sites that sell used textbooks. 



Kent Library 123
Textbook Rental
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701