Rent to Save
Nearly every darn book available for rent!
See what students have to say about the Rent to Save program!
Examples of Savings

CHEM 100
Buy $64.45
Rent $40.00

Save $24.45

PSY 101
Buy $107.65
Rent $61.40

Save $46.25

MGT 350
Buy $138.50
Rent $78.95

Save $59.55

Go to "My Booklist" in the SDSU WebPortal to see how much you can save! Or in store at the SDSU Bookstore.

How to Rent
 

EZ Books

How to Rent Books in Store

When you view your personalized booklist you will see a choice to rent or buy used or new books for books available for rent. You can also look for the "Rent 2 Save" signs on the textbook floor which designate which books you can rent. Simply bring your books to any cashier and let the cashier know if you want to rent or buy each book. You must have your SDSU Red ID with you to rent.

 

EZ Books

How to Rent Books Using EZ Books

If rental is available for a book you will see that choice and you simply need to choose to rent instead of buy. You will be required to give your SDSU Red ID number for any online order that includes a rental.

 
Q and A for Textbook Rental

Can I get a refund on a rented book if I decide I don't want it or if I drop the class?

A: Yes. Refunds for rented textbooks will be treated in the same manner as refunds for purchased textbooks. Refunds are generally allowed through the first week of fall or spring semesters (through the 2nd day of summer terms). Please check your receipt for exact dates.

Why isn't the book for my class available for rent?

A: The rental program has been expanded to include most books but there are some exclusions.

Why isn't the book for my class available for rent?

A: The rental program has been expanded to include most books but there are some exclusions.

Are rental books available through EZ Books?

A: Yes. Any book available for rent in-store is also available to rent online.

When do I have to return my rented books to the SDSU Bookstore?

A: Before the close of business the last day of scheduled final exams each semester or term.
Books not returned by the deadline are subject to late fees.

What if I decide I want to keep a rented book?

A: Not a problem. Just bring the book back by the close of business on the last day of final exams and
we will charge you the difference between the rental and purchase price of the new or used book you rented.

Can I use a highlighter in my rented books?

A: Minimal highlighting and marking is allowed. If marks are excessive (more than a few pages) you will be
charged the difference between the rental and purchase prices.

 

 

The SDSU Bookstore Textbook Rental Grant

On October 1, 2010 the SDSU Bookstore was awarded a
$1.1 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund
for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education

ABC 10 News Grant Info
NPR Broadcast Union-Tribune Article