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EIU Textbook Rental Service

SPRING 2022 Information

**Updated face covering and mask policy as of Monday, February 28 - Please visit EIU's face mask policy for additional information. 

Spring 2022 textbook return deadline information

The deadline to return or postmark Spring 2022 semester textbooks from all On-Campus courses (Sections 1-599) without any late fines was Friday, May 6, 2022 at 4:30 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point during the semester/term prior to the return deadline, with the exception of textbooks associated with dropped/withdrawn courses.

The deadline to return or postmark textbooks from all Online or Off-Campus courses (Sections 600 and above) was the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Late fines were charged, $20 per book, and were posted to individual student accounts immediately following the return deadline of Friday, May 6, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. for any textbooks from On-Campus courses (Sections 1-599) not returned by the deadline.  Late textbooks from On-Campus courses were only accepted during the five-day grace period and were subject to the $20 per book late fine. 

For students with textbooks from On-Campus courses (Sections 1-599), the replacement cost of any unreturned textbooks were posted to individual student accounts, in addition to the previously posted $20 per book late fine charges immediately following the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 

For students with textbooks from Online and Off-Campus courses (Sections 600 and above), $20 per book late fines and the replacement cost of any unreturned textbooks were charged to individual student accounts immediately following the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  

**Any textbooks from Spring 2022 On-Campus, Online, and Off-Campus courses, will not be accepted for return after the five-day grace period deadline, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. or when students return for the Summer or Fall 2022 semesters. 

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 is received and the postmark date is verified.

When mailing textbooks back to us, students are responsible for the shipping cost and we recommend the insuring of all packages.  Our mailing address is:

Textbook Rental Service

Eastern Illinois University

975 Edgar Drive

Charleston, IL 61920

NOTE: Textbooks mailed back will be processed using the postmark date on the package(s).

**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 (sections 001-599), 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 (sections 600 and above), 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.  Students will receive an automated email notification to their EIU email account overnight from the drop/withdrawal and the email will list the textbooks associated with the dropped/withdrawn course that need to be returned.  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 24-hour external book drop located under the blue awning at the Northeast corner of our facility.  You will need your Panther Card or E-number to activate the external book drop.

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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.
Closed for lunch 12:00 P.M. (Noon) – 1:00 P.M.
Friday
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


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