Missouri State University - West Plains


Textbooks for Rent in Fall 2014:

ALH 116, ART 200, BIO 101, BIO 210, BMS 110, BMS 268, BUS 297, CFD 160, CFD 163, CFD 244, 
CGP 145, COM 115, ENV 105, GLG110, GRY 100, GRY 108, IDS 297-2L, INS211, JRN 270, MGT 120,
NUR 202, PHY 100 & 102, PLS 101, PSY 260, RST 132, SOC 150, SWK 212, TEC 112

Order your books online or reserve your textbooks.

Call (417) 255-7227 to ask about all our rental fee price on textbooks.  We now have over 32 Summer 2014 titles for rent.

The store strives to provide you with the best selection of required new and used textbooks in stock. Buying used textbooks saves you money. We offer continuous year-round buyback of textbooks at our store. Here's virtually everything you ever wanted to know about textbooks.

Ways to get your textbooks

The store offers three ways to get your textbooks. One is to purchase online and have the books shipped to your home address or pick up at the store. The second way is to reserve your textbooks. By filling out a form early you can reserve your texts to get as many used texts as possible. This can save you money and time. Each semester we have designated pick up dates on reserved books prior to classes beginning. When reserving your texts, you choose a method of payment on the form. The third way of obtaining your textbooks is to shop at the store. The store has several courses that offer a rental option versus purchasing.   The earlier you shop, reserve or buy online the better the selection of used books.

Textbook pricing

Textbooks can be expensive. A way to save on your semester expense is to take advantage of the rental options the store offers.

Why you should purchase or rent your textbooks

Your professors carefully choose course materials that will best serve as a core source of information and compliment what is being presented in class. Your textbooks are 24-hour learning tools, giving you access to knowledge, insights and experience of the authors who are experts in their fields. By purchasing your textbooks, you are giving yourself powerful tools for academic success.

Buyback policy

Your current edition textbooks are valuable and you can sell them back to the bookstore every day. However, finals week of each semester is the best time to sell your texts. If the text is ordered for use in the next semester, the store will usually pay  as much as 50% of the retail price until the quantity is reached for the enrollment demand. Once the demand is reached, we pay you the price the national market is currently paying for that title and ship the title to a national distributor.

Old editions

Publishers issue new textbook editions quite frequently. When a new edition becomes available, old editions have little or no value.


Your books must be in good shape with bindings, covers and all pages intact. Water damage will cause you to get less or no value at all. Handling your books with care during the term will pay off at the end.