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Textbook Rental FAQs

When are rentals due?

Summer rentals are due by August 25, 2021. Fall rentals are due by December 15, 2021.

How do I return rented textbooks?

Rentals can be returned in-store or shipped to our store. You must return your rental book(s) by the due date:

August 25, 2021 – Due date for Summer Rentals

December 15, 2021 – Due date for Fall Rentals

You may return your rentals in-store during store hours or ship them to us. If you’re shipping them, they need to be received by us by the due date.

Shipping cost is at your own expense, we do not provide free shipping labels. We are not responsible for damages incurred in transit or for books that are lost in transit. Securely pack the books and send them via a trackable method – USPS Priority mail, Fedex Pround, or UPS Ground.

ATTENTION: Rentals received after the deadline will not be accepted and you will be charged the price of a new book.

Can I rent my books online, or do I have to rent in-store?

Books can be rented online or in-store.

How do I rent online?

As you select books for your classes, books will display multiple options to purchase your book–choosing from rent new, rent used, buy new, or buy used. When you proceed to check out, a valid credit card and ID will be required.

Not all books are rentable. However, rental options are always cheaper than buying the book.

NOTE: If you are paying with Dragon Dollars, you are still required to enter a valid credit card. The credit card will NOT be charged for the initial purchase of your order.

Are all books rentable?

No, not all books are rentable. Our rental partner, Nebraska Book Company, determines what is rentable, the rental prices, and the rental policies.

Can I highlight a rented book?

Yes, minimal highlighting and notations are acceptable.

What happens if I lose or damage a rented book?

If a rented book is lost or damaged, you will be charged the price of a new copy.

View the complete Rental Terms and Conditions.

For any further questions about rentals, email us at textbooks@oneonta.edu or call us at 607-436-3329.