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UR Bookstore offering textbook rentals?

WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 9,450 Senior Member
edited December 2010 in University of Rochester
I was checking the UR bookstore site to see if D's spring semester textbooks have been listed yet. I noticed the the Bookstore is now offering an option to "rent" a textbook for a semester for some classes. (Last date to return text is May 10--which the day after final exams end.)

I haven't seen this before? Has anyone used the rental option? Were you happy with it? Was the text made available to the student in a timely fashion? Was the book in good condition?
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Replies to: UR Bookstore offering textbook rentals?

  • MConklinMConklin College Rep Posts: 470 Member
    I will look into this. I heard from a recent graduate this morning that the rented textbooks are in good condition, but he has not used the rental program personally. I will see what else I can find out.l
  • LergnomLergnom Registered User Posts: 7,926 Senior Member
    Can't say much. Checked the prices last term and for the big science texts the savings weren't worth the ability to mark up the book.
  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 9,450 Senior Member
    I've always bought D's science/math textbooks so she can keep them as a reference. (She's not a kid who writes much if at all in her books.) For spring I can see her wanting to keep her biochem book (She'll need it to study for her MCAT.); but Abstract Algebra?--not so much.
  • LergnomLergnom Registered User Posts: 7,926 Senior Member
    Shouldn't Abstract Algebra be represented by a vector space? You should at least be able to address the underlying material through a group homomorphism. You only need the algorithms to construct it.
  • larislaris Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    I recently read about this in the campus times. Here is the link Bookstore to rent out textbooks | Campus Times
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