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

Fall 2014 Information

Students can access their Fall 2014 textbook information on PAWS.

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. We recommend a waterproof book bag or another type of protective method for transporting your books, to and from our facility.

If you drop or withdraw from a course, you must return all associated textbooks within two business days of dropping/withdrawing the class 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  For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.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.  You will need your Panther Card or E# to activate the exterior book drop.

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 Fall 2014 textbooks.

Note: If a student is taking both on-campus courses and a course or courses through Continuing Education, 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 through Continuing Education who do not live in Coles County and have verified their street address with Amy Jones,

Fall 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, November 20th for textbooks currently checked out for the Fall 2014 term.

The regular textbook sale for textbooks currently checked out for the Fall 2014 term will be from Wednesday, October 1st through Thursday, November 20th

 FALL 2014 Textbook Return Hours

Monday, December 15th

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

Tuesday, December 16th

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

Wednesday, December 17th

8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 18th

8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday, December 19th

8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.