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April 27, 2022

Northwest announces processes for returning spring textbooks, laptops, picking up summer textbooks


Northwest Missouri State University has announced options for students to return textbooks and laptops as the spring semester concludes.

Students may return textbooks and laptops by visiting the Northwest campus in Maryville, Northwest-Kansas City in Gladstone or by shipping them to the Maryville campus. Specific details are provided below and on each office’s respective website.

Students seeking additional information about returning textbooks should contact Textbook Services at nwtxbk@nwmissouri.edu. Students seeking additional information about returning laptops should contact the University’s technology Help Desk at helpdesk@nwmissouri.edu.

A hallmark of Northwest’s emphasis on providing students access to an affordable education, Northwest provides laptops and textbooks to students as part of their tuition, ensuring all students have access to the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. Northwest launched its textbook rental program in 1922 and the laptop rental program in 2005. The programs save students an estimated $6,800 during their four-year academic career, compared to students attending other institutions.

Students are pictured above picking up their textbooks for the start of the fall 2021 semester. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Students are pictured above picking up their textbooks for the start of the fall 2021 semester. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Spring textbook return

Students may return textbooks to Textbook Services, located in the lower level of The Station on the Northwest campus in Maryville, during regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Textbooks must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6.

Students also may return textbooks at Northwest-Kansas City (Suite 400, 6889 N. Oak Trafficway, in Gladstone, Missouri) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday. Call 816.272.4621 for more information. 

Students who cannot return their textbooks at Northwest’s Maryville or Gladstone locations should use a UPS return label provided by the University to ship their books. To access the UPS return label, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/textbooks.htm and click Pickup and Return.

Textbooks must arrive on the Northwest campus by Friday, May 13. The Northwest-provided shipping label will be available until Tuesday, May 10, to ensure the May 13 deadline is met.

Any textbooks returned after May 13 will be assessed a late fee of $50. Replacement costs for textbooks not returned also will be charged to the student. Shipping costs for packages shipped after May 10 must be paid by the student and shipped to:

Textbook Services
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO  64468

Summer textbook pickup

Students may pick up summer textbooks during regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Textbook Services, located in the lower level of The Station.

Textbooks for online summer courses should be checked out before leaving campus. The books will be available during finals week during the listed hours. 

To request shipment of textbooks for summer courses, students should email nwtxbk@nwmissouri.edu and include their 919# and shipping address. Books will ship as soon as they are available.

Summer textbooks must be returned in person or via shipment by Friday, July 29. Books returned after that date will be assessed a late fee up to $50. Textbooks for online courses ending in August should be returned as soon as the courses are complete.

Replacement costs of textbooks not returned will be charged to the student.

Students actively use their laptops, which are provided as part of tuition costs, in all coursework at Northwest. (Photo by Lauren Adams/Northwest Missouri State University)

Students actively use their laptops, which are provided as part of tuition costs, in all coursework at Northwest. (Photo by Lauren Adams/Northwest Missouri State University)

Information about returning Northwest laptops

Students not returning to Northwest, should return their laptop and stickered AC adapter with its cord to the Jon T. Rickman Electronic Campus Support Center on the Maryville campus before 5 p.m. Friday, May 13. 

Students also may return laptops at Northwest-Kansas City (Suite 400, 6889 N. Oak Trafficway, in Gladstone, Missouri) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 816.272.4621 for more information. 

Students who cannot return their laptops to Northwest’s Maryville or Gladstone locations should use a UPS return label provided by the University to ship their laptop. To access the UPS return label, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/compserv/Laptops/index.htm and click Pickup and Return.

Laptops must arrive on the Northwest campus by Friday, May 13. The Northwest-provided shipping label will be available until Tuesday, May 10, to ensure the May 13 deadline is met.

Any laptops returned after May 13 will be assessed a non-returned laptop charge of $1,500; the charge will become a late fee once the laptop is returned, calculated at $20 per day.

Shipping costs for packages shipped after May 10 must be paid by the student and shipped to:

Northwest Missouri State University
Materials Distribution Center
W. 16th and College Park Drive
Attn: Notebook Returns ECSC 108
Maryville, MO 64468

Students returning to Northwest for fall courses, must be pre-registered for fall semester classes and maintain pre-registration during the summer to keep the laptop. Northwest’s $75 summer laptop fee will be charged for students who are not enrolled in summer coursework at Northwest and have pre-registered for fall. Failure to remain pre-enrolled for fall 2022 will result in a $1,500 non-returned laptop charge.  

Students taking summer courses at Northwest, and paying tuition to Northwest may keep their laptop during the summer without being pre-registered for fall 2022.

Laptop service center hours

If your laptop needs to be repaired or you are having problems with the laptop, back up your personal files and bring the laptop to the Electronic Campus Support Center. Hours vary during intersession, summer and holidays.

Spring hours, through Friday, April 29
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
Finals week hours
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7
Summer hours, beginning Monday, May 9
  • 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704