FAQ - Rental Returns

1. How do I return my books when I'm done with them?

A pink return envelope was sent to you with your rented textbooks (or shortly after receiving your textbooks). This pink mailer has a USPS prepaid and pre-addressed label already attached. Simply open it up, place your books inside, and drop the package off at the nearest USPS blue mailbox or post office. This process ensures that your books are returned to the correct location – and the tracking that is built into each label gives you peace of mind. When we receive your textbooks, your account will be updated to show the books were retuned. A confirmation email with then be sent to complete the rental cycle.

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2. What do I do if I lost the pink return mailer?

Fortunately, textbooks may also be returned with a printed return label from your online account. Once you've logged in online, click on "My Account" and then the "Return My Books" button. After selecting the appropriate reason for returning your books, click on the "Print Off Return Label" button. You will need to print the label that pops up on your screen.

After printing the label, place your individually wrapped books in a box with some sort of packing material. (Newspaper works great!) Tape the label on the outside of the box. The package can then be dropped off at a United States Postal Service (USPS) drop box or Store.

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3. What if my books don't all fit in one package?

You can print another return label from your online account for a second return package. Once you've logged in online, click on "My Account" and then the "Return My Books" button. After selecting the appropriate reason for returning your book(s), click on the "Print Off Return Label" button. You will need to print the label that pops on your screen.

After printing the label, place your leftover books in another box with some sort of packing material. (Newspaper works great!) Tape the printed label on the outside of the box. Both packages can then be dropped off at a United States Postal Service (USPS) drop box or Store.

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4. What if you don’t receive my books by their due date?

We realize the end of a semester can get a little crazy. All rentals have a 15-day grace period. As long as your textbooks are received in our warehouse 15 days after your due date, no fees will be charged.

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5. What if I need to keep my book longer than the rental period?

Our rental periods should provide ample time for you to complete your classes. However, if you find yourself needing to extend your rental period or re-rent the book altogether, simply access your account and select the book(s) you wish to extend or re-rent. You will be led to several options prior to checkout. You can extend 15 or 30 days, or re-rent the book all together at a stellar discount.

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6. What if I want to keep my book after I've rented it?

In order to keep your book, you will need to pay the difference of what you already paid to rent the book, and the book’s current market value. To do so, simply access your account and select the book(s) you wish to buy. After clicking the "Buy Checked" button, you will be taken through the checkout process. Your account will then be updated to display a "purchased" status.

If you would like to purchase your book but don’t have all the money upfront to do so, you may pay a smaller amount to extend the rental for 15 days. You can continue doing this until you reach the purchase price for your books.

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7. I lost one of my books — what do I do?

In order to clear your account, you can contact our Customer Reps and pay the buyout fee for the book OR you can send a replacement copy of the book.

If the book was rented with an insurance plan, you will have to clear your account by contacting our Customer Reps and paying the (small) replacement premium.

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FAQs

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 after I order?
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 textbooks?
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

Renting textbooks can save you a lot of money, and is a far superior alternative to buying your books. You can rent your textbooks without the risk of your books becoming devalued by the end of the semester and of course, you can easily rent them online. Over 1 million customers rent textbooks from us at over 5,800 college campuses across the nation. Join the movement, pay less for your college books, and save your hard-earned money.

Why Choose Us?

1. We have an excellent support staff and we're always only a phone call away.

2. We're one of the pioneers of the textbook rental movement. The textbook rental movement happened in the summer of 2007, and originally there were only three companies. We were one of the originals.

3. You save a lot of money when you rent textbooks. And if you want to keep your books at the end of the semester, just pay us the difference and the books are all yours.

4. If for any reason you change your mind about your book(s), you have 21 days to return them 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 between June 2013 and June 2014.

They are an incredible organization that forever changes children’s lives through reconstructive cleft lip surgeries. The long-term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible.

We’re honored to support the children of Operation Smile.