Service Policy

Effective 4 March 2008
Updated 12 June 2015

Our Guarantee to You
We at are very appreciative of your business and understand the financial strain of college life. After all, we've been there.

We guarantee to follow the terms of our rental agreement and provide you with a textbook that matches your order. The books you receive may be hardback or paperback at the discretion of and depending on availability from our suppliers at the time of order. Books may also be an instructor's version if it is determined by and our suppliers that the instructor's version is identical to the student version (besides instructor comments). Books will be in new or acceptable used condition depending on availability at the time of order. Our policy is to rent only US Edition textbooks. Unlike many online booksellers, we guarantee our books to be US Editions. Supplemental materials, such as student access codes, CD ROMs, or supplemental workbooks are not guaranteed to come with your books . Although we strive to find books which include all their supplements, many such materials are one-time use and are not available through our suppliers. Be sure before you order that you either have access to these supplements or that you don’t truly need them for your class.

Refund and Return Policy - Our 21 Day Guarantee
No hassles. No worries. 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.

Quoted Prices
Prices are subject to change at any given time; however, once you have added a book to your shopping cart, the price will remain the same throughout the checkout process, unless your cart expires (a full 45 min. is offered for completing your order). If you leave our website, the price may change by the time you return.

Errors in Quoted Prices reserves the right to cancel any order that results from an error in pricing such as erroneous information from our suppliers or a typographical error. If discovers an error in pricing, we will contact the customer immediately upon discovery to resolve the situation.

Buying Used Books
Books are available to purchase from our (acceptably used) rental inventory. Ownership of purchased books transfers to you at the time of delivery.

Rented titles fromt he same online order are still subject to our rental policies outlined below.

Returning Books at the End of Your Rental Period
WE PROVIDE YOUR ENVELOPE WITH PREPAID SHIPPING!! That's right, along with every rental, you’ll receive a return mailer envelope that has a prepaid and preaddressed USPS label already attached to the exterior. Your envelope will either be included inside the original shipment along with your book, or it may arrive separately up to 30 days after your order. Simply open the envelope, place your book(s) inside, and drop the package off at the nearest United States Post Office or blue Post Office drop box. Click here to find the location nearest you: and choose "Find Locations". This is the only acceptable way to return books . It insures that your books are returned to the correct warehouse located in Ogden, UT, with definitive tracking. Even if you are returning a book early because of a dropped class or any other reason, we'll provide you with the prepaid USPS shipping label to get it back to us correctly (simply access this label inside your customer account). 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 the books were returned and you'll receive a confirmation email. This return process completes the rental cycle and clears your account.

Rental Period
We have structured our 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 books early or hold on to them longer 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 of the rental periods below (for example, the 130 day rental period gives you 145 days to get the book back to our warehouse). 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. All textbooks rented under this rental period must be returned to our warehouse 145 days from the day your books were rented, 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.  All textbooks rented under this rental period must be returned to our warehouse 100 days from the day your books were rented. 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.  All textbooks rented under this rental period must be returned to our warehouse 70 days from the day your books were rented. See how easy the return process is in the "Return Your Books" section below.

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. 

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

Buying Your Book
If you decide you want to keep your book forever, simply access your account and select the book(s) you wish to buy and click the “buy and keep my books” box on the left hand side of your screen. The amount to buy and keep your book(s) 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.

Books not Returned on Time
We will do our best to make returning your books simple and easy. As stated above, we even provide the return package with 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 work very hard to resolve every return discrepancy. After all, our wish is to keep you as a happy customer and continue to rent textbooks to you throughout your college career. The value of the textbook is determined to be the value of the book at the time it was initially rented; not the value at the time the card is charged.

Ownership of Rentals
Books rented from Campus Book Rentals are the property of At no time during the rental period does the renter obtain ownership of the books unless the renter purchases them according to the terms above.

Damaged, Lost, or Stolen Rental Books and our Loss / Damage Protection Program is liable and responsible for the condition of rented textbooks only until they are received by the renter at the onset of the rental period. At the time of initial receipt, you, the renter, take full responsibility for the textbook. If textbook is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond reasonable use (cover ripped off, pages torn out, excessive water damage, etc.) renter will be responsible to either replace textbook with textbook in similar condition, or be charged the full value for the textbook. Campus Book Rentals understands normal wear and tear on a textbook. Even highlighting is permitted. Excessive damage is any damage that would prevent another student from being able to reasonably use the book and obtain full learning value from it. Our unique loss/damage protection program affords you peace of mind while renting your books. Protected books are covered against theft, loss, or damage. See Loss/Damage Protection Program below.

Loss/Damage Protection Program
Our Loss/Damage Protection program offers you peace of mind at an incredible value. If you select the protection option during final checkout, should your book become lost, stolen, or damaged beyond reasonable use, we will promptly send you a placement copy (if you still require the use of your book), or waive the full purchase fee. When you protect your books, you can worry about your studies, not your books. See our Example and Terms and Conditions below.

Example: A book that rents for $55 has a value of approximately $137. If this book was not protected and needed to be replaced, the student would be charged an additional $82. With the loss/damage protection however, the student would pay only a fee of $13.75 (fee is equal to 25% of the rental price) saving the student $68.25.

Terms and Conditions
Loss/damage protection is not required. Books can only be protected at the time of initial rental. The loss/damage protection price varies based on the book. Books not protected will be subject’s terms for replacing lost, stolen, or damaged textbooks according to the Rental Agreement. Protection period for the covered books is for the term of the rental and grace period only. Protection will not transfer to any other book, including replacement book, unless it is also purchased on the replacement book at time of replacement. A fee in the amount of 25% of the rental price must be paid via credit card at time of any loss or damage claim. Protection only covers rented textbooks against loss, theft, or damage which renders the book unusable and valueless to Loss/damage fraud is strictly punished by law. reserves the right to decline loss/damage protection to customers if instances of fraud or misuse are detected. Customers are encouraged to keep a copy of their receipt as it displays which books are insured. Any claim must be made via email to Please submit your order number and ISBN or title of the book you are making claim against. Claims are processed within 24-48 hours excluding weekends and major holidays. 

Payment Information
If your payment information changes during the period in which you are renting books, it is your responsibility to login to your account and edit or update your payment information.

Orders are processed through in a very timely manner. If you need to cancel an order for any reason, you must contact Campus Book Rentals IMMEDIATELY by phone 888-643-1043 or emailing and requesting a cancellation. If the book has already shipped, you will need to simply return it for a full refund.

Changes reserves the right to change its service policy, rental agreement, privacy policy, or terms of use at any time without any prior notification. Please review all of our terms of agreement and policy pages frequently.


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.