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EIU Textbook Rental Service

Fall 2019 Information

Textbook Rental Service will be closed Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1 in observance of the holidays.  We will reopen on Thursday, January 2 at 8 a.m.  The first day students can pick up textbooks for the Spring 2020 semester is Monday, January 6.

**Remember to protect your textbooks!  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 all 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.

The deadline to return or postmark Fall 2019 textbooks from on-campus courses without any late fines was Friday, December 13, 2019 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point during the semester/term prior to the return deadline, with the exception of textbooks associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.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 will be posted to individual student accounts immediately following the return deadline of Friday, December 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. for any textbooks from on-campus courses not returned by the deadline.  Late textbooks from on-campus courses will only be accepted during the five-day grace period and will be subject to the $20 per book late fine.  The deadline to return or postmark Fall 2019 textbooks from online or off-campus courses without fines and the cost of the textbooks was the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  

For students with textbooks from online and off-campus courses, late fines will be posted, $20 per book, and the replacement cost of any unreturned textbooks to individual student accounts immediately following the five-day grace period deadline.  

For students with textbooks from on-campus courses, the replacement cost of any unreturned textbooks will be posted to individual student accounts, in addition to the previously posted late fine charges immediately following the five-day grace period deadline. 

**Textbooks from Fall 2019 on-campus, online, and off-campus courses, will not be accepted for return after the five-day grace period deadline and also cannot be returned when students return to campus for the Spring 2020 semester.  There are no refunds.

Note: Textbooks mailed back Textbook Rental Service must be postmarked by each semester end deadline.  Textbooks mailed back will be processed using the postmark date on the package(s).  If textbooks are not received by each semester end deadline and charges are posted to an individual student's account, these charges will be adjusted accordingly once the package(s) is received and the postmark date is verified.

We encourage the insuring of all packages.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address

Eastern Illinois University
Textbook Rental Service
Louis M. Grado Building
975 Edgar Drive
Charleston, IL 61920

Contact Us

(217) 581-3626
Fax: (217) 581-3590

Fall/Spring Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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