Student Policies

 

Student Requirements for Checking Out Books

  • All fees must be paid
  • Must have a validated Student ID
  • Must be registered for the course for which the rental book is adopted
  • Extended hours will be available prior to and during the registration period

 

Student Requirements for Checking Out Books (Online Learning Students)

  • All fees must be paid
  • Must have a validated Student ID
  • Must be registered for the course for which the rental book is adopted
  • Rental books can be shipped if requested via phone at (985) 549-3780 or via email at textbooks@southeastern.edu
  • Shipping charges will be posted to the student's Southeastern account.

 

Student Requirements for Returning Rental Books

  • Anyone can return your textbook as long as they have your Southeastern ID or W#
  • Extended hours of operation will be available during finals week
  • DO NOT leave books outside.  Rental books MUST be returned during Textbook Rental hours of operation.  Extended hours and satellite drop off locations will be made available each semester.

 

Email Notifications

  • Check your email regularly for messages from Textbook Rental
  • Email notifications are sent to your official email address when they are picked up or shipped as a confirmation of the books that are rented to you
  • Email notifications are sent to your official email address throughout the semester providing book return information

 

Student Fees

  • $50 per course that require a rental fee
     

Optional Purchase of Books

  • Students do have the option of purchasing rental textbooks which can be done at any time from the time when the book is picked up for rental until the last day to check-in without a penalty or fine
  • If a student is enrolled in the course, the student will pay the difference in the full retail price of the textbook they received.  A refund of the $50 rental fee is allowed within the first 3 weeks of classes.
  • If a course requires two textbooks and only one book is purchased, half of the rental fee will not be refunded
  • If a student is not currently enrolled in the course but wishes to purchase a book, they will pay current full retail price, based on the condition of the book

 

Policies Regarding Marking in Books

  • Light to moderate highlighting and underlining is acceptable
  • Excessive marking in new books and markings which appear to be intentional damage may be unacceptable
  • Determination of excessive marking is at the discretion of Textbook Rental

 

Damaged Books

  • Mildew, wet, or torn books cannot be checked back in and must be purchased

 

Fines

  • Fines will be assessed for books returned on the 2nd business day through the 5th business day following the last day of final exams
  • Any late book not returned by the 5th business day following the last day of final exams MUST BE PURCHASED at the cost of replacing the book with a new book.  Late fees will also be assessed for books not returned by the posted deadline.


Textbook Rental Fine Appeals

  • Students with extenuating circumstances that prevented them from returning their rental books by the deadline do have the opportunity to file an appeal
  • The deadline to file an appeal is the 14th day of class following the semester the book was not returned
  • The appeals process includes the completion and submission of the Textbook Rental Appeal Form as well as the submission of all pertinent information clearly documenting  the circumstance(s) (ex. death notice, medical records, etc.)
  • Overdue accounts are due at the Controller's Office by the fee payment deadline.  If an appeal is approved by the Textbook Rental Appeals Committee the charges will be credited back to the student account
  • Click here for a complete copy of the Textbook Rental Appeals Process Policy