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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
 E-mail:textbks@eiu.edu



Spring 2018 Information

Students can access their Spring 2018 textbook information on PAWS.

Note: If a student is taking both on-campus courses and online or off-campus courses, he/she will need to pick up all textbooks at Textbook Rental Service.  Textbooks are only mailed, via UPS, to students taking all of their courses online or off-campus, who do not live in Coles County, and have verified their street address with Textbook Rental Service, textbks@eiu.edu.

We recommend a waterproof book bag/backpack or another type of protective method for transporting your textbooks to and from our facility.  Keep them away from food, drink, and all other potentially damaging situations, including protecting your textbooks from weather-related conditions.

Check-Out/Check-In Procedures

Make sure to check out our check-out/check-in procedures page to see the process for picking-up/returning your Spring 2018 textbooks.

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 from PAWS. 

If you drop or withdraw from an on-campus course, you must return all associated textbooks within two business days of dropping/withdrawing the course to avoid charges.  If you drop or withdraw from an online or off-campus course, you must return all associated textbooks within five business days of dropping/withdrawing the course to avoid charges.  For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.  In addition, all textbooks not needed should be returned immediately.

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.

Spring 2018 Textbook Sale Dates

- Textbooks must be brought with you at the time of purchase; however, you may email Christina Coffey at cmcoffey@eiu.edu to find out the prices of your textbooks.  Please include your E# and specific textbook information in the email.

The graduate purchase option and the regular textbook sale expires on Friday, April 6th for textbooks currently checked out for the Spring 2018 semester.

Spring 2018 Textbook Return Hours

Monday, April 30th  

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 

Tuesday, May 1st

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, May 2nd 

8:00 A.M. 8:00 P.M. 

Thursday, May 3rd

8:00 A.M. 8:00 P.M. 

Friday, May 4th 

8:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. (Deadline to return textbooks from on-campus courses without late fines)

 Spring 2018 Five-Day Grace Period Return Hours

Monday, May 7th  

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 

Tuesday, May 8th   

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, May 9th 

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M.

Thursday, May 10th 

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M.

Friday, May 11th  

8:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. (Deadline to return all textbooks with late fines before being charged for textbooks)

The deadline to return Spring 2018 textbooks from on-campus courses without a fine is Friday, May 4, 2018 at 3 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 of Friday, May 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. for textbooks from on-campus courses not returned by the deadline.

Late textbooks are only accepted during the five-day grace period and will be subject to a $20 per book late fine, with the exception of textbooks from online and off-campus courses.  The deadline to return Spring 2018 textbooks from online and off-campus courses without a fine and textbook charges is the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  After the five-day grace period deadline, no textbooks will be accepted from on-campus, online, and off-campus courses and all late textbook charges are posted to the associated student account along with the previous posted late fine charges.  There are no refunds.

Note: If a student has mailed their textbooks back to us, we go by the postmark date on your package.  We encourage the insuring of all packages.