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Nov. 25, 2022

Northwest announces textbook, laptop return hours

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Northwest Missouri State University has announced options for students to return textbooks and laptops as the fall 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 2022 semester. (Photo by Lauren Adams/Northwest Missouri State University)

Students are pictured above picking up their textbooks for the start of the fall 2022 semester. (Photo by Lauren Adams/Northwest Missouri State University)

Fall 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. All textbooks must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, to avoid late fees.

Students also may return textbooks at Northwest-Kansas City (Suite 400, 6889 N. Oak Trafficway, in Gladstone, Missouri) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through 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, Dec. 16. The Northwest-provided shipping label will be available until Tuesday, Dec. 13, to ensure the Dec. 16 deadline is met.

Any textbooks returned after Dec. 16 will be assessed a late fee. Replacement costs for textbooks not returned also will be charged to the student. Shipping costs for packages shipped after Dec. 16 must be paid by the student and shipped to:

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

Spring textbook pickup

In anticipation of Northwest’s spring semester beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11, students may pick up spring textbooks between 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8; 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, and Tuesday, Jan. 10; and 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11; at Textbook Services, located in the lower level of The Station.

Textbooks for online spring courses should be checked out before leaving campus. The books will be available during finals week. 

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

 

Students study in the B.D. Owens Library. In addition to textbooks, Northwest provides laptops to students as part of their tuition, ensuring they have access to the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. (Photo by Abigayle Rush/Northwest Missouri State University)

Students study in the B.D. Owens Library. In addition to textbooks, Northwest provides laptops to students as part of their tuition, ensuring they have access to the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. (Photo by Abigayle Rush/Northwest Missouri State University)

Information about returning Northwest laptops

Students not returning to Northwest for the spring semester, 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, Dec. 16. 

Students also may return laptops at Northwest-Kansas City (Suite 400, 6889 N. Oak Trafficway, in Gladstone, Missouri) between the hours of 8 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/ and click Pickup and Return.

Laptops must arrive on the Northwest campus by Friday, Dec. 16. The Northwest-provided shipping label will be available until Tuesday, Dec. 13, to ensure the Dec. 16 deadline is met.

Any laptops returned after Dec. 16 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 Dec. 16 must be paid by the student and shipped to:

Notebook Returns-ECSC
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468



Contact

Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215
660.562.1704
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu