McNeese State University is a public institution of higher education in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Founded in 1939, McNeese State today has an annual enrollment of about 9,000 students. Most of the students who attend McNeese State are enrolled in undergraduate academic programs. The athletic teams at the school are known as the Cowboys. McNeese State students have the following choices on where to purchase their textbooks and course materials:

A flooded Lake Charles, LA (Photo by Chuck Simmins)

The McNeese State University Bookstore, also called the McNeese Cowboy Store, is the official bookstore that is owned and operated by the university. Located inside the Student Union Complex in the center of campus, this bookstore is fully stocked with all of the items students need to succeed. The inventory here includes new and used textbooks as well as a number of books that students can rent for the semester and then return when their classes are over. In addition to books, the store also offers a variety of other items like Cowboys team apparel for men, women, and kids, school supplies like pens, pencils, and folders, as well as graduation supplies. Most of the items for sale in the store are available for purchase online. The store is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers extended hours during the first two weeks of each semester.

An off-campus option for textbooks in Lake Charles is Textbook Rentals. This college textbook outlet is located close to the McNeese State campus at 4141 Common Street. The store primarily specializes in renting out textbooks to students who attend McNeese State and any other local colleges or universities in the area. You can save over 50% on your textbooks by renting them here. To find out if your books are in stock, call, the store at 337-477-7611. You can also sell certain books to the store that are used.

There is also a Textbook Rental of Sowela bookstore located at 3815 Sen J Bennett Johnston Avenue in Lake Charles. Textbook Rental of Sowela is another outlet that focuses on renting out textbooks to college students in the area. Huge savings on textbooks are available here. When you rent your books, you only get them for the amount of time that you really need them, and then you can get them out of your backpack and into the hands of students who need them for future semesters. Call the store at 337-439-4767 for more info.