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Check out Barnes & Noble College Booksellers expanding its college textbook rental program.
The bookseller began testing a book rental program in 3 of its 636 campus bookstores at the start of the Fall semester. After what it called a “tremendous response” to the program, it has rolled it out to 25 campus bookstores, including The Ohio State University and The University of Maryland, and has plans to expand it further in coming months.
Barnes & Noble said students can rent textbooks by logging on to their campus bookstore’s website or by renting the books at the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore. The books that are ordered online can then either be shipped to the student or picked up at the bookstore.
Barnes & Noble said students can pay for the rentals with “any form of tender” including campus debit cards or student financial aid.