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What does it mean to rent a textbook?

When you rent a textbook you are going to pay around 50-70% less than the retail purchase 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.

A sticker with your name and the due date will be placed over the back barcode each book rented. The due date is typically the last day of Finals week, so that you have enough time to use it for studying. We try to send out rental due date reminders about a week prior to the due date. However, please note that the bookstore is not responsible for reminding you of this date. 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 rental book you may buyout the text at any point prior to the due date. To buyout the text you will pay the difference between the purchase price and what you have already paid in the rental fee.

If you are not sure if you rented a book or not please check the back of your textbook for Rental label with your name and return date. If you are still unsure please contact the bookstore and we will be able to look up your rented and purchased materials.

What Happens when I return my rental?

As soon as you turn in your rental, it will be updated in our system and you are good to go!

If you are late in returning your rental you may be charged a $10 late fee per overdue book.

If the rental text is never returned your student Financial Aid account will be charged the $10 late fee per book, plus the replacement cost of the text. The replacement cost is based on the full purchase price of the book. Please contact the bookstore if you have any other questions or concerns that were not addressed.