Starting this fall semester, the VSU bookstore will offer a textbook rental program, giving students the option to rent instead of buy certain textbooks.
Bethanie Brogdon, the director of University Stores, says that the announcement was made at the beginning of the school term.
Like popular textbook rental sites, the Textbook Rental Program is designed to save students money. However, with the option located on campus, students can receive books faster, instead of waiting for books in the mail.
Brogdon also mentioned a terms and conditions agreement that students must read over before they are able to rent books.
According to the terms and conditions agreement, students must return books in the same condition as when the book was rented in order to avoid fines or hold on student accounts. If the book has any ripped pages or pages that have been removed, the student will be charged for the book’s replacement. The conditions listed on the agreement also limit markings and excessive highlighting.
The Textbook Rental Program is not an option for everyone. At this time, all textbooks are not available for rent. Books wrapped in plastic are not a part of the Textbook Rental Program.
Portia Mathis, sophomore international business major said none of her books were available for rent.
For more information students can go visit the VSU’s bookstore or the bookstore’s website.