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No-Risk Rental Program



RISK-FREE
Try before you buy! You can apply the rental price you paid to the purchase price to keep the book.



REALISTIC PRICING

Rental pricing is updated throughout each semester to compete with the entire marketplace.



SIMPLE REFUNDS

Drop or switch classes? You have 14 days from the beginning of each semester to return your rentals to receive a full refund.

EASY RETURNS
You can return your rentals in-store at the end of each semester or you can simply mail them back to the bookstore.
FREE SHIPPING OVER $50
Have an assignment due? Rent your books and have your rentals delivered in one to three business days.  
NO UPCHARGE
You don’t have to spend more for new rental. There is only one rental price regardless if the book is new or used.
How long do I get to keep a rental?
A rental is not due until the end of the semester. For all Spring 2021 terms, rentals are due on or before May 7th, 2021.
I like to buy my books instead of renting because I may need keep them.  Why should I rent?
The CU Shop has a No-Risk Rental Program, meaning the full rental price paid can be applied to the purchase price at the end of the semester if you want to keep your book. For example, if the rental price is $25 and the purchase price is $75, you would pay $50 to keep the book at the end of the semester.
Can I rent books or packages with an access code in them?
Yes, the rental price includes the purchase of the access code, and the book will need to be returned at the end of the semester.
Can I write or highlight in my rental?
Standard writing/highlighting in the book is allowed. Excessive highlighting or writing can result in the rental being deemed damaged (See question below).
Why do I need to hold a debit/credit card on file for a rental?
The CU Shop requires a debit/credit card to be held on file in case the rental is not returned.

How do I return my rental?
It’s easy. The CU Shop does not require a receipt. Return your rentals at the end of the semester to the CU Shop or mail them to:

CU Shop, ATTN: Rental Returns, 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087

**Please make sure your contact information is located in the package.**

What if I don’t return my rental?
The CU Shop will charge the debit/credit card that is on file the difference in how much was paid for the rental minus the purchase price plus a $5/rental late fee.
Did you get the books I returned?
When rentals are returned, you will receive an emailed receipt showing they are returned.
What if I need to extend my rental? 
Please contact the CU Shop to pay the upcoming semester's rental fee.
What if I want to keep my book? 
Please contact the CU Shop to let us know that you want to keep the book. The CU Shop has a No-Risk Rental Program meaning the full rental price paid will be applied to the purchase price if you want to keep your book. For example, if the rental price is $25 and the purchase price is $75, you would pay $50 to keep the book.
What if I lost or damaged my rentals?
Students are required to pay the difference in how much was paid for the rental price minus the purchase price.

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