Textbook Rental Service provides the students of Eastern Illinois University with quality textbooks at an affordable cost. This service enables all students, regardless of their financial resources, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered at the university and participate fully in their learning experiences.
Textbook Rental Service is located at 975 Edgar Drive at the Louis M. Grado Building.
The exterior book drop will be unavailable on Sunday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for system updates. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Remember to return all textbooks, from dropped or withdrawn courses, within the designated time frame to avoid charges.
It is extremely important for all of our students to access their EIU e-mail account throughout the academic year, including scheduled breaks, to receive information from our department.
Textbook Rental Service News
- Textbooks can be returned inside our facility during regular business hours or, for your convenience after business hours, please utilize our exterior book drop located under the awning at the Northeast corner of our facility.
- You may return textbooks that are no longer needed for your courses or that you are finished with at anytime during the semester without incurring any charges, with the exception of those associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.
Summer 2013 Textbook Sale Dates
- Textbooks must be brought with you at the time of purchase.
The Graduate Purchase Option expires on Wednesday, July 31st for textbooks currently checked out for the Summer 2013 term.
The regular textbook sale for textbooks currently checked out for the Summer 2013 term will be from Monday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 31st.
In order to expedite the textbook distribution/return process, we strongly encourage students to bring their Panther Card ID and a copy of their textbook pick-up information/current issued textbook listing from PAWS. Textbook Rental Service is now WIFI accessible. If you have an internet or WIFI accessible phone or ipod, you can access your textbook pick-up information/textbooks issued for current course schedule from the following url: http://tbmobile.eiu.edu. We also recommend a waterproof book bag or another type of protective method for transporting your books, to and from our facility.
The deadline to return Summer 2013 textbooks without a fine is Monday, August 5, 2013 at 4 p.m. There is no penalty for textbooks returned at any point during the semester/term prior to the return deadline, with the exception of textbooks associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.
Late fines are charged $20 per book and are posted to individual student accounts immediately following the return deadline. Late textbooks are accepted during the five-day grace period. All textbooks returned after the established deadline and during the five-day grace period will be subject to a $20 per book late fine. After the five-day grace period, no textbooks are accepted and all late textbook charges are posted to the associated student account along with the previously posted late fine charges. There are no refunds.This five-day grace period will expire Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
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- Fall/Spring Hours
- Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
- Summer Hours
- Monday through Thursday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.