Textbook Discounts FAQ

What is the website to rent textbooks?

How do textbook rentals work?
• It’s simple! Begin by searching for your textbook by ISBN (10 or 13-digit number that can be found on the back cover of each book), title, author or keyword. Next select how long you would like to rent the book then add it to your cart. Repeat for each book you’re looking for. After completing the order we’ll ship them to you and you’ll also receive a prepaid mailer. Return your books in the mailer by your rental due date.

Is renting a textbook better than purchasing it?
• Yes! We offer both! You can buy or rent the books. It’s up to you to decide which option best meets your educational needs.

How do I track my order?
• Login to your account here, you’ll see your current rentals listed textbook rentals listed with a yellow box that says “track”. Click the box to view the tracking number.

How do I return my books?
• When you rent textbooks you’ll receive a prepaid mailer. When it’s nearing your due date you’ll place your books inside the mailer and take it to the nearest USPS drop box or Post Office. If you don’t receive a mailer you can print a return label from your account. Return shipping is prepaid so please use either of the two methods to ensure they arrive at the correct facility.

How long will it take to get my books?
• It depends on the shipping method you choose. We offer free shipping anywhere in the contiguous US which can take 7-14 business days. If you choose expedited shipping you can expect your order in about a week (5-8 business days). Remember, we offer a 21 day no-hassle money-back guarantee if you drop your class, order the wrong book, or just plain change your mind. You won’t even pay for shipping.

Can I purchase my book after I rent it?
• Yes! You’re only charged the difference between what you already paid to rent the book, and the value of the book at the time you initially rented. This is what makes renting textbooks so cool; it saves you money, while still allowing you to purchase the book if you’d like to. If you decide to keep a book, simply log in to your customer account, choose to purchase your book, and it will walk you through the checkout process.

Can I write or highlight in my book?
• Yes! You may write and highlight in your book- just don’t turn every page into a work of art.

What forms of payment are available?
• You may use a credit or debit card for rental orders or online purchases through this service. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Do you offer rental extensions?
• Yes! Need to keep a book a little bit longer than you thought you would? You’ve got it. Just log it to your account and add an extension to your rental item- at the same cheap daily rental rate.

Are there late return fees?
• No, but if your book is not returned by the end of your rental period, you will be charged for a 15 day auto-extension at the same daily rate of your rental. If your book has not been returned by the end of this 15 day extension, you will be charged the recurring 15 day auto extensions after each due date passes until the book is returned or the purchase value is reached at which time the book becomes your property.

Where can I find more help?
• For answers to other questions or for assistance with rentals, please visit us online at http://edcor.rental.sidewalkpro.com/help or you may email us at help@textrental.com or call us at 855-855-1185 Monday – Friday 8am-5pm MT.