Textbook Distribution & Return Guidelines

  • The ETHS Book Distribution Center (BDC) is responsible for the distribution and collection of the textbooks that are provided for use by students each school year. Textbooks remain the property of the district. Students are responsible for returning borrowed materials in good condition, with acceptable norms of wear and tear.

    Receiving books

    The majority of books are picked up by teachers and distributed in class. To obtain a book directly from the BDC, students need a BDC counter form completed by their teacher and a current student ID card.

    • If a book is damaged when received, it should be immediately returned to the BDC and exchanged for another copy. This gives you the opportunity to obtain a better copy and also avoid being charged for damages not previously noted.

    Keep books in your possession. Don’t loan out your books—books checked out in your name are your responsibility

    Returning books

    Students are responsible for returning all textbooks to the BDC BY THE END OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.  ETHS teachers will not collect or return any textbooks. Textbooks returned after 30 days past the billing date will not be accepted for credit. Payment must be made to clear the account. 

    Students in grades 9-11 will return all textbooks to the BDC (S112) by the last day of school each year.  Students in grade 12 will return their textbooks in May as part of their graduation clearance process.

    • Do not leave books in your lockers at the end of the school year.
    • Log in to myETHS at any time to view a complete list of textbooks issued or any unreturned books charged in the student’s account. For details, click here.

    NOTE: The BDC cannot accept books for return if both the student's name label and the book ID (barcode) label are missing. The BDC must be able to identify and track how the book was issued.

    If you are dropping a class or transferring out of ETHS, return your books to the BDC, not to the teacher.

    Book charges

    • Damaged books - The cost of the book will be assessed if the book is returned with:
      • Water damage
      • Torn pages, missing pages
      • Writing, highlighting
      • Overall abuse to entire book
    • Lost books - The first book must be paid for before a second copy can be issued.
    • Late return fee - Any book not returned by the last day of school will be charged a non-refundable $3.00 processing fee. 

    *Students must keep track of all books issued to them to avoid book charges to their account. Textbooks that are found to be missing in the BDC inventory must be paid for in order to maintain instructional resources for ETHS students. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please stop by the Book Distribution Center (S112) or call 847-424-7255.


  • Book Distribution Center
    (847) 424-7255
    Office location S112

Office Hours

  •   Regular Summer
    Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm 7:30am-4:30pm
    Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Closed