Textbook Rental | Learn How

Search for your textbook rental

  1. Search for your textbook rentals.
  2. Rent your textbooks.
  3. Receive your textbooks.  FREE shipping offered!
  4. Return your textbooks.  We Provide the Return Envelope and Shipping is FREE!!!

Searching Your Books
Simply search for your books by entering the ISBN (the ISBN is a 10 or 13 digit number on the back of your book near the barcode) or Title into our search field. To insure complete accuracy, search by the ISBN if at all possible as that is the book's unique identifier and will guarantee you are ordering the correct book.

Renting Your Books
Select the correct book from your displayed list of choices and choose the correct textbook rental period depending on how long you will need the book (see the Rental Period information directly below). Then simply continue shopping for more textbooks or checkout. You will be asked to login to your account during the checkout process (see Registration below).

21 Day Guarantee

21 day Guarantee (Refunds, Dropped Classes, etc.)
Any book returned within the first 21 days after the order date will be refunded 100%. Please do not wait for your prepaid shipping envelope to arrive if you are returning a book. Simply print off a return label from inside your customer account. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if we see the refund policy is being abused.

Campus Book Rentals

Rental Periods
We have structured our textbook rental periods to fit the needs of a college student. The last thing we want is you worrying about not getting your book back to us on time. We have incorporated, at no extra charge, a 15 day grace period which allows you to rent your book early or hold on to it late in the case of a later than normal final exam. Each rental period and our grace period are discussed in detail below.

Grace Period
All of our rental periods come with a 15 (fifteen) day grace period. We've been in your shoes. Sometimes you would like to get your books early, or you need to take a make-up final exam. Our 15 day grace period allows you the flexibility to hold on to the book long enough to get you through to the bitter end. Don't hesitate to use it. That's why it's there! The grace period applies to all rental periods below (for example, the 130 day rental period allows a student to keep the book for 145 days if necessary at absolutely no extra cost). The grace period does not apply to any rental/extension after the original rental period.

Semester (130 days)
This rental period was designed for students attending full semesters. The rental period begins on the day your books are delivered and ends 130 (one hundred thirty) days thereafter. All textbooks rented under this rental period must be postmarked by the 130th day from the day your books were delivered, unless you are taking advantage of the 15 day grace period. See how easy the return process is in the "Return Your Books" section below.

Quarter (85 days)
This rental period is used mainly by students on quarters or in a Master’s program. The rental period begins on the day your books are delivered and ends 85 (eighty-five) days thereafter. All textbooks rented under this rental period must be postmarked by the 85th day from the day your books were delivered, unless you are taking advantage of the 15 day grace period. See how easy the return process is in the "Return Your Books" section below.

Summer (55 days)
This rental period is used mainly by students taking summer courses or those taking intense (condensed) courses year round. The rental period begins on the day your books are delivered and ends 55 (fifty-five) days thereafter. All textbooks rented under this rental period must be postmarked by the 55th day from the day your books were delivered, unless you are taking advantage of the 15 day grace period. See how easy the return process is in the "Return Your Books" section below.

Extend Your Rental

Rental Extensions
We offer 15 and 30 day extensions if you find yourself needing to keep your book just a bit longer. Extending your rental period is easy. Simply access your account, choose the amount of time to extend, and checkout. Your account will be updated to show the new rental period. 

Re-Renting Your Books
If you need to retake a class you can re-rent your book for 30% less than the original rental price. This still saves you big time over purchasing it. Simply access your account, select the “Re-Rent” button and continue the checkout process. Your account will be updated to show the new due date. 

Receiving Your Books
After placing your order, please allow 24-48 hours for processing (excluding weekends and major holidays). Your books will be shipped from either the CampusBookRentals.com warehouse or the warehouse of one of our suppliers. Books may arrive in one or separate packages, and may or may not bear the markings of CampusBookRentals.com depending on availability from our direct warehouse. After the processing period, please allow 7-14 business days for standard shipping, and 5-8 business days for expedited shipping. If your book has not arrived by the expected arrival date, contact us immediately. We have a top notch team of problem solvers.

USPS logo Returning Your Books - Free and Easy
WE PROVIDE YOUR RETURN ENVELOPE!! That's right, after your books arrive, we'll send you an envelope that has a prepaid and pre-addressed USPS shipping label already attached. Simply open the envelope, place your book(s) inside, and drop the package off at the nearest U.S. Postal Service blue mailbox or Post Office. This insures that your books are returned to the correct location, and rock solid tracking built into each label gives you confidence your books will make it back safely. It's one more thing we do to make the textbook rental process as painless as possible. When we receive your textbooks, your account will be updated to show they were returned and you'll receive a confirmation email. This process completes the rental cycle.

Buy and keep your college books

Buying Your Book
If you decide you want to keep your book forever, simply access your account and select the book or books you wish to buy. Then select the "Buy and Keep My Books" button. This amount is the difference between what you already paid in rental fees and the value of the book. If you decide to purchase the book, simply complete the checkout process. Your account will be updated to show the new status. This is why renting is truly risk free.

Any person wishing to rent books from CampusBookRentals.com is required to create an account so that we can obtain shipping and contact information. It's absolutely free, and we keep your personal information private according to our privacy policy. Simply click on the SIGN UP button above and fill out your information. It only takes about 20 seconds. 


1. How do I track my books?
Log in to your account by clicking here. Once inside, you'll see your current textbook rentals listed along with a yellow box that says "track". Click there to view the tracking number and track your book(s). Note: not all books will have a tracking number, but most do and tracking numbers are loaded into your account as they become available.
2. How do I return my books?
Each time you rent textbooks from CampusBookRentals.com, you'll receive a bubble envelope with a prepaid USPS label attached to the outside. When you're done with your books, simply place them inside the return envelope and drop the package off at the nearest USPS drop box or Post Office. Shipping is all prepaid. PLEASE only use this method to return your books, because it will insure they arrive at the correct facility.
3. Can I write or highlight in my books?
You certainly can. Just remember that future students will rent the same book after you, so try to be respectful.
4. Are your books the same as my bookstore?
You can be confident when you rent textbooks from us, your books will be correct according to your order. We do not carry or ship international editions or reprints. We only ship US edition textbooks, which are the same as your campus bookstore. On occassion, if the only book we have available is a US teacher's edition, and if it is determined to be the same as the student edition page for page and word for word, we may elect to send it, though this is very rare.
5. How long does it take to get my books?
It depends on the shipping method you choose. We offer free shipping anywhere in the contiguous US which can take 7-14 business days. If you choose expedited shipping you can expect your order in about a week (5-8 business days). Remember, we offer a 21 day no-hassle money-back guarantee if you drop your class, order the wrong book, or just plain change your mind. You won't even pay for shipping.
6. Are there any fees to sign up?
There are no fees for signup. When you rent textbooks from us, there are no membership fees, hidden fees, or anything unusual whatsoever. We display the price you pay to rent the book, and that's it. What you see is what you get.
7. Can anyone rent books, or just students?
Yes, anyone can rent. You do not have to be attending school to rent textbooks from us.
8. Can I purchase my book after I rent it?
Yes, you can. You're only charged the difference between what you already paid to rent the book, and the value of the book at the time you initially rented. This is what makes renting textbooks so cool; it saves you money, while still allowing you to purchase the book if you'd like to. If you decide to keep a book, simply log in to your customer account, choose to purchase your book, and it will walk you through the checkout process.
9. Are there late fees?
We will do our best to make returning your book(s) simple and easy. As stated above, we even provide the return package with a prepaid label already attached. If however, books are not returned at the end of the rental period (and after the grace period), as specified in the rental agreement, the renter will be notified via email that their card will be charged for a 15 day extension of their book(s). If the book is not returned by the end of the 15 days the next charge will be for the purchase price of the book, which is: Market Value of Book at time of Rental - (Rental Fee + Extension) = Purchase Price of Book. We do work very hard to resolve every return discrepancy amicably. We want our customers to be happy and continue to rent textbooks throughout their college careers.

Renting Textbooks

Over one million students across nearly 6,000 campuses rent their textbooks from CampusBookRentals. That’s quite an endorsement from a highly-educated demographic! It’s well known that textbooks lose their value by the end of a class course, making it difficult, if not impossible, to recoup your purchasing costs with buyback. Renting guarantees you get your money’s worth, upfront, from college tomes you will never use again. Plus, renting is so easy. No more trips to the bookstore. CBR offers every title—in new or gently-used condition—online. With one quick search, you’ll be ready for classes. So, join your peers and make your college life a little bit easier (and wealthier).

Why Choose Us?

1. We have a top notch support staff. We hire problem solvers that are only a call or chat box away.

2. We've been around since the beginning. We pioneered textbook rentals in 2007, so you can be confident we know what we're doing.

3. You'll save money. Pay less than half price to rent textbooks, and if you decide you want to keep the book instead of renting it, just pay us the difference and the book is yours.

4. We have a 21 day risk free guarantee. Return your book for any reason within 21 days for a full refund.

Making A Difference

Our Making a Difference program is an important part of what we do.

We’re keeping our partnership with Operation Smile and have committed to donate a minimum of 80 additional surgeries this year.

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