What does it mean to rent a textbook?

When you rent a textbook you are going to pay about 40% less than the retail price of the text. That means you are going to save money right away. You will have a semester to use the book as you normally would; we only ask that you keep the highlighting and note-taking in the text to a minimum, as we will rent the book again once you return it. You will be asked for credit or debit card information to be kept on file with the bookstore. This card information will never be shared with anyone and once it is entered into the system is not able to be looked up by any bookstore employee or associate. Rental textbooks are due the Friday after the last week of classes, so that you have enough time to use it for studying. The exact due date will print out on your receipt. Please note that the bookstore is not responsible for reminding you of this date, but you may contact us at any time to inquire as to when your materials are due back.

If you are unsure as to whether you would like to rent or purchase a book, we suggest you rent it. if you decide that you would like to own the book you may buyout the text at any point during your rental period. To buyout the text you will pay the difference between the purchase price and what you have already paid in a rental fee.

If you are not sure if you rented a book or not please contact the bookstore and we will be able to look up your rented and purchased materials by using your student ID number.

What Happens when I return my rental?

When you turn in your rental you will receive a receipt proving the return and that's it, you're all set to If you are late in returning your rental you will be charged a 10% late fee; the 10% is based on the full purchase price of the book. If the rental text is never returned the credit or debit card you gave us to keep on file, for this possibility, will be charged the 10% late fee and the replacement cost of the text. If this charge cannot be processed, you will be billed. If the bill is not paid within 30 days it will be sent to a collection agency and you will not be permitted to rent anymore materials until the balance is paid. Please contact the bookstore if you have any other questions or concerns that were not addressed.