Textbook Rental Agreement


This rental agreement is a contract between you and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC (“BNC”) and applies to your rental of textbooks and/or course related materials from us. This agreement sets forth your rights and obligations and should be read carefully. Please also visit our online rental policy information located on your bookstore website.

If receiving rental materials at a BNC store or accessing the materials on the BNC website, by providing your signature, or clicking "I Agree" or "I Accept" at the point of sale, you agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, our privacy policy, our terms of use, and any other documents incorporated into the website from which you accessed the materials. You agree this agreement is legally binding as between you and BNC. A copy of this agreement will be posted in the bookstore, presented online at checkout, or accessible on the BNC bookstore website.

We may modify this agreement from time to time and may post such changes on the website. It is important that you review the website regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes.

For questions regarding this agreement, please contact your campus bookstore.


  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All information provided by you in connection with this agreement must be accurate and complete.
  • You must have a valid securing tender on file with us at all times. Credit/debit cards provided as a securing tender must be a personal credit/debit card. In the event you provide us a student ID number as the securing tender, you hereby authorize your school or BNC to charge your school account for any fees owed hereunder.
  • Rented materials remain the property of BNC or its authorized supplier. Your acceptance of rented materials and paying rental fees entitles you to use the property of BNC or authorized supplier for a limited amount of time and only for personal, non-commercial, and non-transferable use. At the end of the rental period, this agreement will terminate and you will lose all rights to the rented materials.
  • Rented materials can be refunded and then purchased during the first two weeks of classes only. Rented materials identified as rental only titles are not available for purchase at any time.
  • Rented materials must be returned to the bookstore from which they were originally rented by the rental return date designated by us at the time of rental and in salable condition. Salable condition will be determined by us in our sole discretion, but generally means book spine intact, without excessive damage or any water damage to the cover or contents, all original pages intact, all original components present, and no excessive highlighting, writing or other markings. Normal use highlighting and writing is permitted.
  • You are responsible for loss or theft of all rented materials. Rented materials not returned by the rental return date or returned on or before that date not in salable condition will be subject to non-return processing fees equal to 75% of the new book price (at the time of rental) plus a 7.5% non-return processing fee. Non-return processing fees will be automatically charged to the securing tender on file for this agreement. In the event that the securing tender on file is no longer valid or if the purchasing limit on the securing tender has been exceeded, we will contact you for, and you agree to promptly pay in full, the non-return processing fees with an alternative payment method accepted at the bookstore. Returns shipped via UPS, USPS or other carriers must be postmarked and shipped on or before the rental return date.
  • If you have not returned the rented materials by the rental return date and we are unable to charge your securing tender, it is your responsibility to pay the non-return processing fees immediately. You will be notified via the email address you provided at the time of rental if your securing tender was declined; you then will have 15 days to pay the fees before your account and any information, including personally identifiable information, you have provided to us is turned over to a collection agency ("agency").
  • You agree that BNC and any agency it hires to collect any fees you owe hereunder may contact you or your parent or legal guardian, whether via e-mail, cell phone (including but not limited to text messages) or otherwise. You confirm that you or your parent or legal guardian are the only person(s) who open e-mail at the address you have provided, or that if anyone else opens e-mail at such address, you waive any claims of a violation of your privacy or of potential third party disclosure if persons other than you, your parent, or legal guardian view your e-mail. Additionally, you agree that BNC and any agency it hires may contact you or your parent or legal guardian via U.S. mail, telephone, or cell phone (including but not limited to text messaging) should such contact information be provided by you to BNC or an agency, whether at the time of rental or at any point thereafter, or obtained as provided below regarding your failure to return rented materials or pay applicable fees hereunder.
  • You authorize BNC to share details of your rental transactions with the college, university, or school at which you are enrolled and you acknowledge that your institution may provide BNC with contact information, including but not limited to your e-mail address, student address, home address, home telephone number and cell phone number, any of which may be different than the information you provided to us, for the purpose of contacting you regarding failure to return rented materials or fees you owe BNC hereunder.
  • Standard tax rates apply and vary by state.