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CSU Bookstore expands rental textbooks program

September 3, 2013

Do you rent your house or apartment? What about movies or video games? Well students have another opportunity to rent instead of buy -- this time with their textbooks.

The Colorado State University Bookstore has expanded its textbook rental program to include more than 200 titles, doubling the offering rental book collection from previous years (and then some). By visiting the CSU Bookstore location in LSC North or visiting the CSU Bookstore website, students can inquire if textbooks are available for renting instead of traditional purchasing.

“By renting textbooks, students can save between 30 to 50 percent,” said Terry Clayton, assistant director of textbooks for the CSU Bookstore. The biggest “pro” of renting textbooks is price up front; as a new book that runs for $100 may be rented for as little as $30-50 for the entire semester.

Shorter leasing available

For students interested in an even shorter “lease,” renting agreements are flexible. If the 125-day rental is not for them, they can agree to shorter 90, 60, 45, or 30-day rentals provided textbooks still are available.

The only caveat is that students must consider the likelihood of returning the rented textbooks on time. To participate in any rental textbook program, a rental agreement must be signed – the CSU Bookstore is no different. To ensure that no additional charges are added, students must return the textbooks on the day specified by the contract.

In addition to competitive rental prices to other rental textbook providers, the CSU Bookstore offers another benefit to students: All profits from the Bookstore come back to the CSU community.

Bookstore open throughout renovation

The Colorado State University Bookstore carries all books and materials required for classes at CSU as well as one of the largest selections of official CSU insignia clothing and gifts in the world. Located in LSC North, the CSU Bookstore remains open throughout the Lory Student Center Revitalization.

Contact: Terry Clayton