Making a Difference

Operation Smile

2013 - 2014

It's back to Operation Smile for us in 2013 and 2014. Through June 2014, CampusBookRentals has made a minimum commitment to contribute 80 more surgeries, but that's just a minimum! We hope to contribute much more.

Please join us in making a difference, and best of luck with your classes this semester.

Operation Smile


We loved what we did in 2011 so much, that we're keeping our partnership with Operation Smile. They are an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long-term improvement in qualify of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We're honored to support the children of Operation Smile.

Operation Smile


We're ecstatic to announce our 2011 Making a Difference Program. We have upped the ante in a serious way, and officially teamed up with Operation Smile , an out of this world, awesome organization, that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We have committed to donating enough money to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. We hope to beat that number, but it's a significant commitment. Like Big!

So for EVERY book rented this year, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile with our sights set on meeting and exceeding our goal of 1,000 lives changed. So add that extra book to your cart, and consider this goal as you go back to school this year. supports the children of Operation Smile, and we thank you for your support.

You can read about our commitment here:

Project Guatemala


2010 marked a big year for We outgrew our 4th warehouse, reached students on over 5,500 college campuses, and more than doubled our workforce. We decided to give back this year as a sponsor of “Project Guatemala”; a charity project created by students at Clearfield High School. Over 40 students traveled to Guatemala to build a daycare, outfitted with toys, a library, and teachers. We were fortunate to donate to this cause and help see (from a distance) that project become a reality. You can read all about it here: .

And here's some pics that the crew brought back and gave us permission to post. Thanks for giving a chance to take part!

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Washington Elementary


For our Making a Difference project 2009, we took a suggestion from one of our customers to give assistance to a summer kids program at an underprivileged elementary school. Following our customer's lead, we contacted Washington Elementary in downtown Salt Lake City, UT and learned they needed various supplies to make the program a success. It's a great cause that keeps kids off the streets and busy with worthwhile activities, projects, and games while they're on summer break. We broke from the office for the better part of a day to fill up shopping carts at Walmart and Target. It was a crazy spectrum of supplies from paint, clay, glitter and glue, to soccer balls, dodge balls, Frisbees and jump ropes. It was fun to be hands on and get these supplies delivered to the summer program. We're looking forward to 2010. Please feel free to send your suggestions to We are headquartered in Ogden, UT, but that doesn't limit our ability to take our Making a Difference program to other regions. If you can think if a worthwhile project, we'll consider it, I promise.

Getting ready to load up the cars and make the delivery

We had to clean out 4 Walmart's of their water color

Shot of some of the supplies

I promise we didn't play with ALL of the sports equipment

OLPC Foundation


One Laptop Per Child is dedicated to making a difference in the world through humanitarian projects, and it’s all made possible because of our customers who rent textbooks rather than buy them. Although you probably didn’t know, when you rent from our site we donate a portion of the rental fee to our humanitarian project fund which is used on at least one project each year.

Our 2008 project is very important to us. We have committed to provide laptops to school children through the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation. You can visit their site and learn more about this awesome undertaking by clicking here . The OLPC foundation opens doors and opportunities to children who would otherwise have little chance. We're excited to be helping in this effort and you should be too! Kudos to the OLPC for their accomplishment in bettering the world through education. Please help us reach our commitment of donating one hundred laptops. All you have to do is rent your textbooks. You'll be saving money and changing lives.

Stay in touch with our projects through our “Making a Difference” link. We’ll post pictures, progress, and keep you involved in the difference YOU are making by being a customer of Thank You!


- The Team


1. How do textbook rentals work?
It’s simple. Begin by searching for your textbook by ISBN (10 or 13-digit number that can be found on the back cover of each book), title, author or keyword. Next select how long you would like to rent the book then add it to your cart. Repeat for each book you’re looking for. After completing the order we’ll ship them to you and you’ll also receive a prepaid mailer. Return your books in the mailer by your rental due date.
2. Is renting a textbook better than purchasing it?
We offer both! You can buy or rent the book through Campus Book Rentals. It’s up to you to decide which option best meets your educational needs.
3. How do I track my order?
Login to your account here, you’ll see your current rentals listed textbook rentals listed with a yellow box that says “track”. Click the box to view the tracking number. *Not all books will have a tracking number since they may be sent from one of our partners. Tracking numbers will be updated as they become available.
4. How do I return my books?
When you rent textbooks from Campus Book Rentals you’ll receive a prepaid mailer. When it’s nearing your due date you’ll place your books inside the mailer and take it to the nearest USPS drop box or Post Office. If you don’t receive a mailer you can print a return label from your account. Return shipping is prepaid so please use either of the two methods to ensure they arrive at the correct facility.
5. Can I write or highlight in my book?
Of course! Just remember that future students will rent the same book after you, so please be respectful.
6. How much money can renting my books save?
It depends on the book. Generally renting textbooks can save you up to 80% compared to a new textbook.
7. Are Campus Book Rentals’ books the same as my bookstore’s?
Yes! We only ship US edition textbooks, which are the same as your campus bookstore.
8. Do access codes or other supplements come with a textbook rental?
One time use access codes and other supplemental materials are NOT included with rental books and must be purchased separately.
9. What if I don’t return my rental?
If your book rental is not returned by the due date, your credit card will be charged a non-return fee, equal to the replacement value for the book.
10. Can I purchase my book after I rent it?
Certainty! You’re only charged the difference between what you already paid and the value of the book at the time you initially rented. Login to your account and choose to purchase your book and it’ll walk you through the checkout process.

Textbook Rentals

We know that textbook rentals are the best way currently to distribute high quality textbooks, and we want to have you on board! Join over a million students that have saved money by renting! Not only is it better for you, but when you return it that book can go on to help even more students access affordable education. We're confident we offer the best value in rentals, but if you're not a believer you can always return your book for a no questions asked refund within 21 days.

Why Choose Us?

1. Campus Book Rentals pioneered the idea of textbook rentals, making prices significantly cheaper for every student while still maintaining the highest quality. We've been at it since 2007 and the entire industry has had to adapt to keep up.

2. Though keeping prices low has always been the goal, we can boast an excellent support team that has helped thousands of students get the best value for their education. Chat with them at 888-643-1043 or use our live chat link.

3. We practice what we preach. We routinely read our own textbooks to further our own education while at work. We know that only with a well-educated team of individuals can we continue to change the industry for the better.

Make A Difference

At Campus Book Rentals our company is guided by a single question, "How are we making education more affordable?" We know that getting a college education is quickly becoming a rite of passage for students and is becoming more important every year. In order to make education more attainable for the 99%, we started renting textbooks so students could avoid high purchase prices and buyback programs. We know it's a better way, and we're going to show everyone how to make a college education affordable again.