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Textbook/eTextbook Rentals

Getting a deal on renting books and eTextbooks through the Hawks Nest College Store has never been easier.


Spring Return Due Date:
Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Why would I rent? You could save up to 55% of the new price.
  • How do I know which textbooks are available to rent? Books available to rent will have a rental shelf tag on the textbook sales floor and on the website.
  • What will I need to rent my textbooks? Los Rios Student ID, Driver's license or California ID. 18 years or older; and Valid credit card.
  • What if I drop a class? Rental refunds will be granted through Friday the first week of instruction.  See refund policy for more information .
  • What if I want to keep a rental book? You have through Friday the first week of instruction to decide if you would like to convert a rental into a purchase.


  • Why would I rent?  You could save up to 85% of the new price
  • How do I know which eTextbooks to rent?  eBooks available to rent have card on shelf near textbooks and on the website.
  • How long can I rent eTextbook?  The terms are different based off of the best pricing option.  Check terms before activating.
  • What if I purchase card in store?  It is important to save receipt because this is where the code is located.  Go to Customer Login on website to activate eTextbook.
  • How do I activate eTextbook if I order online?  Re-login to the bookstore website and find the eTextbook you ordered.  Click on box to activate eTextbook.