Five common textbook rental questions

1. Will renting a textbook save me money?

Yes, especially when you rent from ValoreBooks! When deciding where to rent college textbooks, here’s what you need to know: our renters save hundreds of dollars a year in book costs. Not only are textbook rental prices usually cheaper than list price, our rental prices are some of the best in the business. That’s because when you shop our website, our marketplace model compares book rentals from thousands of rental providers. In other words, we make it easy to find the best price.


2. How long can I keep a rented textbook? Can I return it early or late?

We offer semester- and quarter-long rental periods, you decide what you need. By renting from us, you agree to return the book by the deadline listed in the checkout process. While you’re always welcome to return it early, you need to postmark it by the rental due date. Also, in the case of early returns, note that the full rental price still applies.

If you need to lengthen the rental deadline, you can! Most rentals can be extended 15 days for a fee. To do this, log into your account, and select the “extend rental” link for the book(s) you need to keep longer. Then, when your books are due, simply pack them and ship them to us with our free return shipping. Make sure you return the books by the end of the 15-day extension period or you will be charged the full price of the book.


3. What is the quality of textbooks that I’ll receive?

Every textbook available through ValoreBooks includes a note about the book’s condition. Whether it’s described as “excellent” or “acceptable,” it needs to be returned in the same condition in which it was received. As such, we kindly ask that you avoid excessive writing, highlighting or marking in the rental. This is so future students are still able to enjoy the same copy.


4. Will I get the online version of the textbook, or other resources, with my rental?

It depends. Sometimes supplemental materials such as DVDs, CDs, access codes and/or workbooks are included with the textbook, but they are not guaranteed. To find out what specifically is included in a particular rental, check with the rental provider directly.


5. How do I place an order for a rented textbook?

Choosing where to rent college textbooks is easy with Valorebooks. Just search for the book you want and choose your rental provider. Then, select how long you want your rental to last. Add the book to your shopping cart, complete the checkout process, and you’re done! Watch your inbox – we email an order confirmation so you know we’ve received your order. Once you’ve placed your rental order, your textbook should arrive quickly. And when it’s time to return your textbook, simply follow our rental return instructions.