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Textbook Rental Program

Friday, May 18, 2018

View Rental Agreement Terms

Why would I rent my textbooks?
When you rent your books, you could save up to 60% of the new book price.

How do I know which textbooks are available to rent?
Books available for rent will have a rental shelf tag on the textbook sales floor and on the Hawks Nest Bookstore website.  If only new and used purchase prices are shown online, the book is not available for rent. 

What will I need to rent my textbooks?
You must be a Cosumnes River College student, be 18 years or older, have a valid credit card and a driver's license or California ID.

What if I drop a class?
Spring rental fee refunds will be granted until  January 19, 2018. Refunds for late starting classes will be granted through Friday of the first week of instruction with proof of enrollment.  There are no refunds for 1-5 day classes after the start of class.  The book needs to be in the same condition as it was when it was rented, accompanied with the original receipt. 

What if I want to keep a rental book?
You have through Friday of the first week of instruction to decide if you would like to convert a rental into a regular purchase.  If so, we will refund your rental fee and you will be charged the retail price.

What is the rental return due date?
All Spring 2018 rental books must be returned by Friday, May 18, 2018 to the Hawks Nest College Store.  
(1)  Monday, May 21, 2018 - As a courtesy, the bookstore will allow one business day grace period for returns.
(2)  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - The bookstore will still accept the book and an additional 10% of the retail book price will be charged as a late fee.
(3)  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The book is no longer returnable.  Your credit card will be charged the following Failure to Return Fees:  (1) replacement fee (retail book price less rental fee paid), PLUS (2) a processing fee of 20% of the retail book price.  The book will then be yours and you can either keep it or attempt to sell it using our buyback process.  The Failure to Return Fees are in addition to the original Rental Fee.

We cannot accept rental returns after Friday, May 18, 2018 as our agreement with our textbook wholesale partners require us to return the books immediately at the end of the term.