About the Program: The Textbook Rental program provides another option for students looking to save money on their textbook costs. All textbooks, with the exception of workbooks and custom course packets, can be rented.
The Rental Agreement: Students opting to rent their textbooks must agree to the terms of the Rental Agreement. In accepting the terms of the agreement, the student accepts responsibility to use the book and return it to the University Store in an acceptable, salable condition (light to moderate highlight and underlining is acceptable; no mildew, wet, or torn books) by the rental due date. Determination of acceptable condition is at the discretion of the University Store.
Rental Refunds: The cost of a rental book is refundable only when returned by the Textbook Refund Deadline posted for the term.
Fees for Unreturned Rentals: Students opting to rent a textbook authorize the University Store to charge their student account for the cost of a new replacement copy as well as a $15 non-refundable late fee.
Return Deadline: Rentals must be returned by the last day of finals for the term rented -- unless otherwise stated.
Reminder Notices: As a courtesy towards the end of the semester, we will send at least 2 reminders to the e-mail address provided online at checkout or attached to the TU ID# provided in-store. It is the student's responsibility to return all rentals by the due date even if they do not receive these e-mails.
In-Store Returns: Rentals can be returned to the UStore anytime during the semester they were obtained. Please have the student's TU ID# ready for the staff member to process the return.
Return by Mail: All shipped rentals must be documented with the student's name and TU ID#. Rentals returned without the proper documentation cannot be processed and will result in charges and fees. Please purchase a shipping label via USPS, UPS, or FedEx and ship to the address below:
UStore Rental Returns
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252