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Rental Program


Understanding the Rental Program:

WHAT IS A TEXTBOOK RENTAL?
Rental textbooks are property of Trinity Christian College Bookstore. You can rent many of our textbooks for the semester at an affordable price. Normal highlighting and note taking are acceptable, then return them at the end of the term.

WHEN IS THE RENTAL RETURN DATE?
The rental return date is printed on your rental receipt. It is established so you can use the book for the entire term. To avoid fees, the renter is responsible to return all rented books* by the return date on your receipt. *Any non-rented textbooks will be recycled.
Here are a few rental identifiers:
- Front cover will have a blue Trinity rental sticker stamped with the return date
- Spine may have a green and white rental sticker
- Back cover will have a barcoded sticker ending with an “R” following 4-5 digits

HOW DO I RETURN MY RENTAL?
Bring your rentals to the bookstore by checking them in with the cashier or placing them in rental return drop book located inside the BBC to the left of the bookstore entrance. Non-rental books will not be returned. Visit our store hours page for hours and availability. Our website is the best option to stay informed with updates about rental returns. 
COVID-19 UPDATE: Drop-off your rentals at the Mail & Print Center during business hours or request a one-time use return shipping label during the shipping period. Fill out the form and your return label will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Please allow time for processing to avoid fees. Label must be used with 72 hours from when it was sent. 

CAN I PURCHASE MY RENTAL BOOK?
Yes. You can purchase your rental in the store before the end of the semester. The cost of purchase will be determined by the price of the book minus the rental fee already paid.

WHAT IF I FORGET TO RETURN MY TEXTBOOKS BY IT’S DUE DATE?
As per the rental agreement, your student account will be charged the non-refundable replacement fee and the textbook is yours to keep. The fee covers the cost of the bookstore purchasing a replacement for that book. You can sell your book according to our buyback policies.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DROP A CLASS?
Return your rental immediately with your receipt to receive a refund during the textbook refund period established each term. The book needs to be in the same condition as it was when it was rented. Failure to return your textbook at the end of semester will result in non-refundable replacement fee.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE RENTAL AGREEMENT?
The Rental Agreement can be found on the left menu under Textbooks and Rentals. When placing an online rental order, clicking yes on the box that appears, you are agreeing to the terms and condition of the rental agreement. 

 

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