Textbook Rental Program
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 American River College Store website (books.arc.losrios.edu). If only new and/or used purchase prices are shown online, the book is not available for rent.
Q: 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 (see Textbook Rental Contract for expiration date). 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 through Friday of the first week of instruction. Refunds for late starting classes will be granted through Friday of the first week of instruction with proof of enrollment (see Textbook Rental Contract for refund dates). 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.
Q: What if I want to keep a rental book?
A: You have until the Rental Return Due Date 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?
A: All rented books must be returned to the American River College Store by the Rental Return Due Date (see Textbook Rental Contract for dates). We cannot accept late returns 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 store 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 store or not.