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.
Please check PAWS to verify all the textbooks you have checked out that need to be returned for the Fall 2014 semester prior to returning your textbooks.
The deadline to return Fall 2014 textbooks from on-campus courses without a fine is Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3 pm.
The first day to pick up textbooks for Spring 2015 is Monday, January 5.
Textbook Rental Service will be closed Thursday, December 24, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. The exterior book drop will be available during our closing, except for Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30 due to EIU network maintenance. It hopefully will be back available after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. We will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2014 at 8 a.m.
Remember to return all textbooks, from dropped or withdrawn courses, within the designated time frame to avoid charges
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 will need your Panther Card or E# to activate the book drop.
- 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with at anytime during the semester without incurring any charges, with the exception of those associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.
Spring 2015 Textbook Sale Dates
- Textbooks must be brought with you at the time of purchase; however you may e-mail Christina Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the prices of your textbooks. Please include your E# and specific textbook information in the e-mail.
The Graduate Purchase Option expires on Friday, April 10th for textbooks currently checked out for the Spring 2015 term.
The regular textbook sale for textbooks currently checked out for the Spring 2015 term will be from Monday March 2nd through Friday, April 10th.
*Textbook Rental Service is WIFI accessible. If you have an internet or WIFI accessible phone, ipod, or tablet, you can access your textbook pick-up information/textbooks issued for current course schedule from the following url: http://tbmobile.eiu.edu.
*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. We also recommend a waterproof book bag or another type of protective method for transporting your books, to and from our facility.
- 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.