Mailing Information

      For those students who wish to mail textbooks, the address is:

Eastern Illinois University
Textbook Rental Service  Louis M. Grado Building
975 Edgar Drive
Charleston, IL 61920

                We encourage the insuring of all packages.  All textbooks must be postmarked by the designated deadline.

Contact Us
    Phone: (217) 581-3626

      Fax: (217) 581-3590

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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 deadline to return Summer 2014 textbooks from on-campus courses without a fine was Monday, August 11, 2014 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point during the semester/term prior to the return deadline, with the exception of textbooks associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.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, with the exception of textbooks from continuing education courses.  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 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Textbooks must be returned or postmarked by the stated deadlines.  They cannot be returned when you return to campus for the Fall 2014 semester.

Please see Summer 2014 for more information.

Please Note textbook fees and late fines for dropped/withdrawn courses

Remember to return all textbooks, from dropped or withdrawn courses, within the designated time frame to avoid charges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.


Summer 2014 Textbook Sale Dates

 - Textbooks must be brought with you at the time of purchase; however you may e-mail Christina Coffey at 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 Thursday, July 31st for textbooks currently checked out for the Summer 2014 term.

The regular textbook sale for textbooks currently checked out for the Summer 2014 term will be from Tuesday, July 1st through Thursday, July 31st.


*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:

*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.

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