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Textbook Rentals

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Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

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  • 3 Points Per Dollar (Rentals)
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  • Earn up to $20 Off Textbooks

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Benefits of Renting Textbooks

  • It's cheap! Save hundreds of dollars each semester.
  • Choose a due date that fits your schedule.
  • Free economy shipping on all orders over $35.
  • Return shipping is easy and always free.

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Why Rent College Textbooks Online?

Renting textbooks isn't for everyone. Here are a few pros and cons to consider when you want to rent a textbook:

Advantages of Textbook Rental

  • Lower Cost
  • Convenience
  • Extensions Allow Flexibility for Returns
  • Avoid Collecting "Outdated" Books
  • Free Return Shipping

Disadvantages of Textbook Rental

  • Temporary Access to Material You May Need Later
  • Limited Ability to Take Notes In-Book
  • No Cash Back from Buybacks
  • Damage & Loss Liability
  • Supplemental Materials or Access Codes Not Guaranteed

On-Campus vs Online Textbook Rentals

Many colleges' online bookstores also offer on-campus textbook rental programs. However, by shopping for textbooks online you can find the exact ISBN you need, at the rental duration you require, and have the advantage of competitive pricing using textbook price comparison tools. This way, the correct book arrives at your door when you need it, for the best possible price. You can also manage your textbook rentals online directly from your account, allowing you to get an extension, purchase your rental, and more.

How to Rent Textbooks

  1. Search for your textbook. Perform an ISBN search to make sure you find the correct textbook.
  2. Compare Used, New, & Rental textboook prices. You can also compare textbook prices from other sellers on our marketplace.
  3. Choose your rental term. We offer 3 rental terms to choose from; quarter, semester, and short-term.
  4. Create your account. Create your new account or log in here.
  5. Complete your checkout. eCampus coupons are frequently offered and some items have free standard shipping.
  6. Inspect your textbooks upon arrival. Since there is a good chance someone else has rented the same book before you, we suggest inspecting your new textbook for damage. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, let us know and will send you a replacement for free.
  7. Use your rental. We allow some highlighting (up to 1/3 of the book) and writing in the book, but be careful. We do charge for excessive damages that make the book unable to be rented again.
  8. Return your textbook rental. You can return the book in any ordinary box, such as a shoebox. We will provide return shipping labels.

College Book Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find an ISBN number for a book? The ISBN is a 10 or 13 digit number found on the back cover next to the barcode. Sometimes it can also be found near the copyright page by publisher information.
  • Is renting textbooks a good idea? Usually. However, there are some cases where a used textbook can be bought and resold for less than the cost of a rental. Some students also prefer to refer to certain textbooks during the course of their education. Textbook rentals are NOT for people who tend to take copious amounts of notes or highlighting.
  • Where can I rent college textbooks? Many students prefer renting their textbooks online. If this is you, we suggest ordering from your living room in your pajamas or some other cozy spot.
  • Can a book still be the same if they have different ISBN numbers? No. Different ISBNs are issued for each unique edition of a book. These can include hardcover vs paperback versions, new editions, revisions, etextbooks, etc.
  • Will my rental textbook come with supplemental materials? Probably not. Extra materials are not guaranteed in either rentals or used items.
  • Can I choose my rental term? Yes. In fact, eCampus offers more rental term options than most sites - giving you up to 3 terms to choose from.
  • Will my rental textbook come with access codes? Probably not. Access codes may only be used once and therefore are not guaranteed in either used or rental items.
  • Can I highlight in my rental textbook? Yes. We allow moderate highlighting of no more than 1/3 of the book.
  • Can I write in my rental textbook? Yes, however, if we deem the writing is excessive and makes the book unable to be rented out again, you may be charged for the damages.
  • What if I want to keep the book when I'm finished with it? You can purchase your textbook rental by contacting our customer service team before your due date. We also allow you to request extensions online in your account.

eTextbook Rental

We have partnered with VitalSource to be able to provide you with the largest selection of eTextbooks anywhere. Just like physical textbook rentals, eTextbooks can be rented for a variety of durations:

  • 120 Days
  • 180 Days
  • 365 Days
  • Lifetime

Your digital bookshelf provides full access to online textbooks or you can download them to your device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Textbook Price Comparison

In addition to offering you great discounts on rental, new, and used textbooks, we make it easy for you to compare prices from 70,000+ marketplace sellers! Just find the textbook you want and click "See Prices" next to the Marketplace option.