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The University of Arkansas Bookstore provides textbooks for sale in a variety of formats: New, Used, Rental and Digital. Each format has advantages and disadvantages. Each student should evaluate his or her textbook needs and select the best buying format.
Mint condition, up to 50% buyback value
* Most Expensive
Saves 25% compared to new textbooks, up to 50% buyback value
* May contain highlighting, notes and worn pages
Saves up to 90% from new textbooks
* No buyback value, no ownership
Save space, protects the environment, cost can be lower
* No buyback value, access to text may expire
Textbook rental is available online and in-store. On average, textbook rental can save you up to 90%* on your textbooks when you buy textbooks from the U of A Bookstore. To learn more about Textbook Rental, visit the Textbook Rental FAQ section or call (479) 575-3010 to speak to a Textbook Department Representative.
* This percentage was calculated based on taking full advantage of course material tax credits eligibility, new texbook retail pricing, textbook rental pricing, and product availability.
The University of Arkansas Bookstore's textbook rental program will:
By visiting the University of Arkansas Bookstore at Garland Center, or by visiting U of A Bookstore Online.
A valid UARK email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) and Student ID Number.
Many textbook titles are available to rent at our in-store location and our online textbook rental site.
Yes. General wear and tear of the textbook and minimal highlighting is allowed. However, because we want to supply our students with the best product possible, it is very important that you keep the books you have rented in the best possible condition.
If the textbook is determined unusable, you will be charged the replacement price of the book. Each textbook will be thoroughly inspected upon arrival to our store.
You will be able to rent the textbooks for the full length of the term.
Yes, you will receive an email from the Bookstore a week before finals week to cordially remind you of your textbook rental return date.
Rental textbooks are due on the last day of finals.
If the book(s) are returned after the return date has passed, you will be charged the full used retail price of the book(s).
We understand that refunds will be requested from our customers for a number of reasons, including dropped or canceled classes. We provide a 3 week return period for full refund from the first day of classes for the Fall and Spring term, and a 1 week return period for Summer terms.
If you decide you would like to purchase your rental textbook before your rental period expires, please contact the U of A Bookstore, you will be charged the full used retail price of the book.
To check-in your rental books, simply bring the rental textbook to the Bookstore at the info desk. The staff will process your rental books back into the system.
FALL/ SPRING: You may return textbooks within the first 3 weeks of classes start; afterwards, 48 hours.
SUMMER: You may return textbooks within the first week of classes start; afterwards, 48 hours.
9-WEEKS: You may return textbooks within the first week of classes start; afterwards, 48 hours.
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