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EIU Textbook Rental Service

Fall 2019 Information

Students can access their Fall 2019 textbook pick up information on PAWS

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 and/or off-campus, who do not live locally in Coles County, who do not work on-campus, and have verified their street address with Textbook Rental Service, textbks@eiu.edu.

**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.

Drop/Withdrawal Procedures

If you drop or withdraw from an on-campus course, you must return or postmark all associated textbooks within two business days of dropping/withdrawing the course to avoid charges.  If you drop or withdraw from an online or off-campus course, you must return or postmark all associated textbooks within five business days of dropping/withdrawing the course 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 For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.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.

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 2019 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.

Fall 2019 Regular Textbook Sale

The regular textbook sale expires on Friday, November 15th for textbooks currently checked out for the Fall 2019 semester.  Textbooks must be brought with you at the time of purchase; however, you may email Christina Coffey at cmcoffey@eiu.edu to find out the prices of your textbooks.  Please include your E# and specific textbook information in the email.

Fall 2019 Extended Hours during Finals Week

Monday, December 9th  

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, December 10th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday, December 11th  

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 12th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Friday, December 13th  

8:00 A.M. – *3:00 P.M.

*Deadline to return or postmark textbooks without late fines from on-campus courses.

 

Fall 2019 Five-Day Grace Period hours

Monday, December 16th  

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, December 17th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday, December 18th  

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Thursday, December 19th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Friday, December 20th  

8:00 A.M. – *4:30 P.M.

*Final deadline to return or postmark textbooks with late fines from on-campus courses before being charged for the textbooks.  The replacement cost of any unreturned textbooks will be charged in addition to the previously posted late fines.

*Final deadline to return or postmark textbooks from online and off-campus courses before being charged late fines and the replacement cost of the textbooks.

No textbooks will be accepted from on-campus, online, and off-campus courses after this deadline.

The deadline to return or postmark Fall 2019 textbooks from on-campus courses without any late fines is 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 is 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 2019 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
textbks@eiu.edu

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.
Friday
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


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