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How long is the rental period and what are the terms?

Books are rented for ONE TERM’s (semester) use. If you are in a multiple term course and want to rent that title, you would need to rent the book each term. Rental books are due the Monday after final exams for the semester in which they were rented. Books must be returned complete and in sellable condition-- the spine of the book is intact; there is no damage to the book other than routine highlighting; all components (CDs, etc.) must be present. Your credit or debit card on file will be charged the full replacement value (80% of the current new retail price of the book) for titles not returned by the due date. This replacement cost will be in addition to the rental fee paid when the book was rented and is non-refundable. We cannot accept late returns as our agreement with our textbook wholesale partners require us to return the books immediately at the end of the term. Normal tax rates will apply to rental transactions.

How do I know which books are available for rental?

Books available for rent will have a rental price on our website (campusbookonline.com) . If only new and used prices are shown, the book is not available for rent.

What do I need to rent my textbooks?

You must be a Kent State University student and present a valid ID and a credit or debit card that is valid during the entire current semester at the time of checkout at the cash register.

Are rental textbooks eligible for refunds?

Rental textbooks are eligible for refunds under the same terms and conditions as books that are purchased. Textbooks may be returned within the first week of class for the semester in which they are purchased. . All textbook returns require a receipt; we are unable to create duplicate receipts. For dropped courses, the books must be returned within the first 3 weeks of the course (for 15 week courses, all others are limited to a one week policy) with proof of withdrawal in order to receive a full refund.

Where do I return my rental books?

Rental books may be returned to our store at anytime during normal business hours.

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