December 30th, 2009

Renting Textbooks?

In November Erin blogged about scholarly article rental. Well apparently there is a company that allows you to rent your textbooks. Chegg.com offers textbook rental with different options for the length of time: Semester (125 days), Quarter (85 days), and 60 day rental.

While I haven’t used the service nor can I vouch that their claims are true about how much money students have saved, it might be worth checking it out if you’re looking for more options for purchasing your textbooks as a new quarter is right around the corner.

As usual, textbooks are not available in the Capella Library (or they would be linked in your courseroom and not required for purchase), and the Capella Librarians do not sell textbooks (that’s the Bookstore’s job).

-Sommer

Comments

Comment from Pam
Time January 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I have used Chegg and the cost is about half of what the purchase price is depending on the book. This is a great option if you are looking to save a little money. I would NOT use Chegg if the required book has a CD with it. They do not guarantee that this will be included. My book came without the CD and I ended up having to order through the bookstore and received my materials late.

Comment from kelseyo
Time June 3, 2010 at 7:10 am

have you ever tried out eCampus.com? I tried chegg and was having problems so I thought I would try something else out. a friend told me about them and I loved it! the prices are already cheaper and plus she gave me her code EE15007 and it saved me 5% on top of that. you should try it out!!

Comment from Patrick
Time June 25, 2010 at 11:32 am

I love renting texts from Chegg, which is much less than buying them from the bookstore. I wanted to share a code that will discount your order. Use code CC123047 when ordering to save money. The code will also give you an extra $5 back when selling Chegg your used texts. Put in the code when ordering and hit the “apply” button. Code does not expire so it can be used with every order!

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