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  Textbook Rental Program Spring 2017



Friday, May 19, 2017



Q: Why would I rent my textbooks?
A: When you rent your books, you could save up to 65% of the new book price.

Q: How do I know which books are available for rental?
A: Books available for rent will have a rental shelf tag on the textbook sales floor and on the Beaver Bookstore website ( If only new and/or used purchase prices are shown online, the book is not available for rent. There is a limited number of copies of each title available for rent.

What will I need to rent my books?
A: You must be an American River College student, be 18 years or older, have a current driver’s license or California ID, and valid credit card that does not expire prior to 6/30/17. Prepaid credit cards and Higher One cards are not accepted as a securing credit card.

Q: What if I drop a class?
A: Rental Fee refunds will be granted until 1/20/17, or by 1/27/17 with proof of drop. 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 returned in the same condition as it was when it was rented, along with the original receipt.

What if I want to keep a rental book?
A: You have until 5/19/17 to decide if you would like to convert a rental into a regular purchase. If so, you will pay the difference between the retail price and rental fee.

Q: What is the rental return due date?
All rented books must be returned by Friday, May 19, 2017 to the Beaver Bookstore.

  • 5/22/17 - As a courtesy, the bookstore will allow one business day grace period for returns.
  • 5/23/17 - The bookstore will still accept the rental return with an additional 10% of the retail book price charged as a late fee.
  • 5/24/17 - 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 returns after May 23rd as our agreement with our textbook wholesale partners require us to return the books immediately at the end of the term.

Q: Will I receive a reminder notification for the rental return due date?
A: The bookstore will send a reminder email notification to your Los Rios Gmail account as a courtesy. You remain responsible for minding the Rental Return Due Date whether you receive notification from the bookstore or not.