Fall 2017 to Summer 2018
What is included?
- $1000 List Price worth of books
- Plan good from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018
- Free delivery and pickup
- Easily add and drop classes online
- Return any item for a refund for any reason during our returns period
- Discounted rental price for books if you exceed list price limit
- Purchase books you want to keep at a discounted price
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Frequently Asked Questions
How does renting work?
Renting textbooks is a lot like renting a movie from Red Box. Instead of paying the full price and keeping an item, you only pay a fraction of the cost with an obligation to return it in good condition.
What is the Rental Plan?
The Rental Plan is a flat rate option that allows you to rent up to $1,000 list price worth of rentable books. The Rental Plan is good for the year, covering the fall, spring and summer semester.
Which items are not included in The Rental Plan?
Some items such as access codes and workbooks are consumable one-time-use items and are not able to be used by multiple students. These items can be purchased separately and are yours to keep. These items include:
|Access Codes||Course Packets|
In what condition can I expect to receive my rental books?
All of our rentals are considered to be in Good Used Condition or better containing little to no highlighting or underlining. All pages and the cover are intact and in strong cosmetic shape.
Each of our books are individually inspected for quality control. If an item slips by our conditioners and does not meet your expectations, let us know and we’ll exchange it for a better one.
What if I exceed the $1,000 list price allotment?
If you exceed the $1,000 list price limit on the Rental Plan, you can add additional items to your plan for only 40% of the list price.
You may also renew your Rental Plan which would give you an additional $1,000 list price to use toward your books. This option will save you money in the long run if you have at least one more year of classes before graduation.
What if I don’t use all my List Price within a year?
At the end of your Rental Plan’s last semester, you will have the option to purchase a roll-over Rental Plan in which all your unused LP will be rolled into and will be good through the next year.
When are rented items due?
You must return all your rental items at the end of each semester after finals.
Fall 2017 Rentals Due: December 20, 2017.
What if I miss the deadline for returning my rentals?
If any rentals are not returned by the due date you will be charged a small 15 day rental extension for each item not returned. After the 15 day extension you items will be converted to a purchase and you will be charged for the remaining balance of the books.
What if i decide I want to keep or lose a book?
You may convert your Rental Plan item to a purchase at any time throughout the semester. When an item is converted to a purchase, the book will be removed from your Rental Plan, and the list price of the book will be added back to your remaining list price amount.
The convert to purchase price is the Used or New price of the book at the time of ordering depending depending on whether you received a New or Used book.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you have any problems with any part of your West Campus Books experience, we'll do our best to solve the issue as fast as possible.
We want you to have the best quality books which is why all our books meet a minimum condition standard. Books with elements that may be distracting from the text (spinal damage, water damage etc.) do not make the cut and will not be rented out. However, on the off chance that an item does slips by our conditon team, we will gladly replace it with a better condition item.
If for any reason you do not get the correct item you need for class we'll do our best to get you the correct one as soon as possible. Professors may change items on the first day of class - just let us know and we'll find the new item, get it to you, and take the old one away.
Money Back Guarantee
If for any reason The Rental Plan is not the best option for you or you're not completely satisfied we'll refund your money. You have up until the end of the add/drop period to let us know and get the books back to us, and we will credit the full amount to your credit card.
- Workbooks - Are intended to be filled out by the student and often turned in for a grade.
- Looseleaf - Have loose pages that damage easily and are hard to reuse more that once.
- Yearly Publications - Published every year making it difficult to pass onto the next class of students.
- Old Editions - Limited or rarely used items that may only be used by one professor.
- Access Codes - One time use codes allowing students access to online material. These codes are often sold separately.
- E-books - Similar to access codes, allow students to access their book online.
- Custom Published Materials - These are items that are custom published for a particular class and most often are not used by a large number of professors.
Add a Coupon
Example of an Average Rental Plan
|M||408D||Calculus 5th Edition||$166.95|
|GRG||305||Student World Atlas||$62.95|
|BIO||311||Biology 7th Edition||$160.50|
|SOC||301||Intro to Sociology||$80.50|
|Total Starting List Price (LP)||1000.00 LP|
|Total Used Fall||497.75 LP|
|Remaining LP Balance||502.25 LP|
Simply add your class schedule for this semester. The List Price (LP) of the items you use will be deducted from your total. You will then use remaining LP from your plan for your books next semester.
1000 LP covers most students books for the year. However, should you have a few Calculus, Biology, or Chemistry classes each semester, you may exceed this limit. No worries! Heavy loaded course schedules that exceed the 1000 LP will only have to pay 40% of any LP over the limit.
For example, if you have a balance of 100 LP and your last book costs 200 LP, 100 LP will be applied to maxing out your plan and you will only have to pay 40% on the remaining 100 LP, or $40.00.