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Save up to 90% by Renting Textbooks

Lower prices

Lower Prices

We have a huge selection of over 90,000 textbooks and they are cheaper than ever. Save up to 90% off the list price when you shop with Alibris and find all the books you need this semester.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping

We will ship your textbooks to you FREE of charge and when you are ready to return your books you can use the FREE return shipping kit included with your rental. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Flexible Rental Terms

Flexible Rental Terms

Choose from 4 different rental programs and pick the one that fits your schedule: a fixed semester, 130 days, 85 days or 55 days depending on what you need.

Worry-free Guarantee

Worry-Free Guarantee

Drop a class? Change your mind? Within 21 days of your rental date, you can return rented books for a refund. See, no worries!

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Textbook Rentals 101

You should rent if these things make sense to you:

  • Renting textbooks is cheap & easy

    Rent textbooks and save. It's cheap because you only pay to use the books for a semester. Fast shipping gets rented textbooks to you when you need them. And free return shipping makes returns a snap.

  • You're fairly careful with your books.

    Highlighting and writing is allowed, but books need to stay in good enough condition for the next student to use.

  • You dislike buyback uncertainty.

    Renting textbooks covers your total cost up front, with none of the price uncertainty of selling back a purchased book.

  • You like saving money up front.

    Rental textbooks usually cost less up front.

  • You're organized.

    Rental returns are easy. But being organized helps ensure that you return the right book to the right place, on time.

  • You're OK with used books.

    Rentals can be new or used books, though used books can be "like new."

    Textbook Rentals Help

Renting my textbooks was fantastic, saved me so much money - and it was so easy!

Hannah, Finance Major