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.
Students can view their Fall 2019 textbook information on PAWS. The first day students can pick up textbooks for the Fall 2019 semester is Monday, August 12.
**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. Students will be required to pay full list price, plus tax, for any textbooks that have been lost, written in, highlighted or underlined, have any visible signs of liquid damage of any type, have been subjected to unusual wear, or have RFID tags that have been removed or damaged in any way, plus any associated late fines.
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, do not work on-campus, and have verified their street address with Textbook Rental Service, firstname.lastname@example.org. Textbooks will not be mailed until a student has verified their street mailing address with our office.
**If you generally take on-campus courses during the Fall/Spring semesters, please verify your street mailing address if you will be going home or let us know if you will be staying local for the Summer and picking up your textbooks to ensure the issuing of textbooks for the Summer semester.
Please Note textbook fees and late fines for dropped/withdrawn courses - Remember to return all textbooks, from dropped or withdrawn courses, within the designated time frame to avoid charges.
Eastern Illinois University
Textbook Rental Service
Louis M. Grado Building
975 Edgar Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.