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EIU Textbook Rental Service

Fall 2019 Information

Students can access their Fall 2019 textbook pick up information on PAWS.  The first day students can pick up textbooks is Monday, August 12.

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,

Fall 2019 Extended Hours

Monday, August 12th  

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, August 13th

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday, August 14th  

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Thursday, August 15th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Friday, August 16th  

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, August 17th  

10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 18th

1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Monday, August 19th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Tuesday, August 20th

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, August 21st

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Thursday, August 22nd

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Friday, August 23rd

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 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 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. 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.

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 For dropped/withdrawn courses, a non-refundable $20 per book processing fee will be charged for the associated textbooks not returned within the designated time frame.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

**Remember to protect 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.

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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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