Renting is the easiest way to save money on your at Textbook Brokers, the Official A-State Bookstore. Instead of paying full price, you save up to 75% off and are able to use the book all semester.
Some frequently asked questions about rentals:
Q: How does it work?
A: Simple! When you order your books, select “Rental” as opposed to “new” or “used.” That’s all you have to do. Whether you are picking up your books in the store or having them shipped to you, your books will be marked as rentals and set aside for you!
Q. When do I have to return my rented books?
A: We know you got your books to study for your tests, so we make sure you get to keep them as long as they’re needed. The book is yours to study with until the last day of finals week.
Q. How do I return my book?
A. When the time comes to return your book, just bring it into the store and we’ll return the book for you. You’ll get a receipt for confirmation that your book was returned.
Q. Can I write/highlight in it?
A. You can, but please do so as little as possible. Rentals are intended for multiple users, so please return the book in good condition for the next renter!
Q. The book was damaged… what can I do?
A. Hey, it happens! Light damage on books is acceptable (highlighting, bent corners, etc). If the book is too damaged (stained, torn, water-damaged, pages ripped out, etc) we will charge your account for the price of a new book minus what you’ve already paid for the rental, so you’re just paying the difference. The book is then yours to keep!
Q. My book was stolen/lost… what can I do?
A. If your book is stolen, you can replace it with an identical book. If you are unable to find a replacement, it’s okay, we will charge your account for the price of a new book minus what you’ve already paid for the rental, so you’re just paying the difference.
Q. What if I need to extend my rental?
A. You found out you might use your book next semester? No problem, just call us and we’ll charge you for the next rental period and you can keep it even longer!
Q. What if I want to keep my book?
A. Just call us and let us know that you would prefer to keep the book. We will charge your account for the price of a new book minus what you’ve already paid for the rental, so you’re just paying the difference. If we don't hear from you, we will assume you want to keep your books and charge you for the rental.
Q. I have a question regarding my rental that wasn’t listed…
A. Just call or email us! We want to make sure you rent with confidence knowing you are getting the right book for the best price.
Rent now, pay later…
Getting late financial aid? Waiting for that next paycheck? We know you have homework and tests, and
you’ve got to have your textbooks to do it. With our deferred payment method, you can order your
books and pick them up today and pay for them when your money comes in. We hold your payment
until the third week of school to make sure you are ready!
How it works:
Our “Rent Now, Pay Later” option allows you to rent or buy your books now and not have to pay us until a later date. This allows you to get your books now and not get behind in class or on homework. On a specific date, we run the credit card number you enter when you check out. This awesome option allows you time to get your financial aid money from the school, get paid from your job, get money from mom or dad, or any other reason you need to wait to pay us.
What if I decide I want to keep my books at the end of the semester?
No problem! We call it our RentalPlus program. Just let us know which books you want to buy and we will just charge you the different at the end of the semester. This allows you to save money by renting all of your books and gives you time to see which books you really want to keep.