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

Summer 2014 Information

The Textbook Rental Service exterior book drop will be temporarily down from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 20th due to Banner INB/PAWS maintenance upgrades.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (Noon)

If you registered for Continuing Education courses during the Summer semester and generally take on-campus courses during the Fall/Spring semesters, please verify your address as to whether you will be going home or staying local for the Summer to ensure the issuing of textbooks for the Summer semester.

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  For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.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 Summer 2014 textbooks.

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

The deadline to return Summer 2014 textbooks from on-campus courses without a fine is 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.