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

Spring 2014 Information

Students can access their Spring 2014 textbook information on PAWS.

Spring 2014 Sidewalk Sale

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  For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.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.

Spring 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 will expire on Friday, April 11th for textbooks currently checked out for the Spring 2014 term.

The regular textbook sale for textbooks currently checked out for the Spring 2014 term will be from Monday, March 3rd through Friday, April 11th.

SPRING 2014 Finals Week Textbook Return Hours

Monday, May 5th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, May 6th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday, May 7th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, May 8th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Friday, May 9th

8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.


SPRING 2014 Five-Day Grace Period Textbook Return Hours

Monday, May 12th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, May 13th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday, May 14th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Thursday, May 15th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Friday, May 16th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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 2014 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/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.

The deadline to return Spring 2014 textbooks without a fine is Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3 p.m.  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 Friday, May 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.