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Save Big With Rentals And E-Books!

Think course materials are expensive? So do we. Check out our online and in-store rental programs when considering your textbook options. Either way, you can save up to 60% on the new textbook price.

Our in-store rentals currently cover about 35% of the titles we offer each term. Through careful selection this small number of titles actually covers a good portion of the high cost books for larger enrollment courses. We are always looking to expand our in-store program each term to offer you more rental options.

For larger selection of textbooks and e-books, rent on-line. When you rent e-books on-line under the CSU Rent Digital program, you can save up to 60% on the publisher's list price for the printed book.

Here's How It Works

  1. Textbooks that can be rented will be listed on the search results
  2. Select the textbooks you'd like to rent by adding them to the "Rental Cart"
  3. Click on the Rental Cart (top-right of the website) to order your rental books
  4. Your order is shipped from our trusted partner directly to your door
  5. When your rental period expires, bring your books to the University Store to return them

Things to consider

  • Most rental textbooks are in gently used condition and may show signs of wear such as scratches, folded pages, bent spines, dog-eared pages, writing and highlighting on pages and covers, and other signs of wear
  • Rental books do NOT include CD-ROMs, website access codes, or other supplementary materials

Helpful Links About Rentals

 

Questions? We have answers.

Phone: (805) 756-1171
Email: courseware@calpoly.edu

 
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