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College of Idaho introduces textbook rental program

2010. 08. 11.

The College of Idaho is joining a small but growing group of schools to offer a textbook rental program. Thanks to a partnership between the College and the Barnes & Noble-managed Bookstore, students will have the money-saving option of renting many textbooks this fall.

“We are thrilled to offer this program to our students,” said C of I Bookstore manager Susan Hunsperger. “We expect it will have a big impact on The College of Idaho students, not only because of the wonderful savings, but because it is so convenient and easy to use.”

The rental program allows students to rent their books either in-store or online. Rental fees, which provide a savings of more than 50 percent compared to buying new books, can be paid with any form of tender accepted by the Bookstore (a valid credit card is required for security). Not every textbook is included in the rental program, but more than 100 titles are available this fall.

The rental period covers the entire semester and students are allowed to utilize moderate highlighting and note taking in the rental books. Renters are responsible for unreturned or damaged books, but proper use of the program could help students save hundreds of dollars on textbooks each year.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit