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Rent-A-Text Expands for Spring Semester

Submitted on December 14, 2009 at 2:44 PM

The popular Rent-A-Text program at the Volunteer State Community College bookstore will continue this spring semester with more textbooks available for rental. During the fall pilot program 14 textbooks were available for rent and bookstore administrators say students saved $31,731. This spring the number of textbooks available for rental will nearly double, for a total of 17 percent of the books being sold.

Follett, the national company that runs the Vol State Bookstore has piloted the idea at select college campuses around the country. The rental fee is 42.5% of calculated new retail price, which could be a savings of over 55% to the students. Here are the details:

Student Requirements

• Students will be required
to provide a valid credit card
at the time of rental regardless
of how they are paying for the
rental fee. This is to charge
customer for book in case they
don't return the book.

• Students will be required
to have a valid driver's license
to rent. This is also to assist in
collections if student doesn't
return the book.

• Students will be required to
have an e-mail address. This
is to send e-mail reminders to
students regarding when to
return the book.

What happens if a student doesn't
return a book?

Non-return of a book will result in the
customer being charged the standard retail
amount (75% of new price) plus a penalty
(7.5% of new text price).

What happens if a student wants
to buy the book after he/she has
rented it?

Students will have the option of returning
to the store and converting their rental into
a standard sale during the period prior to
midterm exams (approximately 8 weeks from
class start date). The student will receive a
refund of their rental fee and be charged
regular retail price based upon the original condition of the
book rented (new or used).

Can a student return a book and get their rental fee
back if he/she drops a class?

Yes, rental refunds will be allowed during the normal refund period for the store at which the title was rented. Standard (by location) refund conditions will apply in regard to the condition of the book, retention of the receipt, etc.

How much time is allotted to return the book at the
end of the semester?

The bookstore will implement a rental return date, by which all rental titles must be returned. The last
day of classes and exams will be taken into
consideration when setting the rental return
date. Any book not returned by that date
will be charged to the customer at standard
retail amount (75% of new price) plus a
penalty (7.5% of new text price). Students
will receive at least three (actually, four total)
e-mail reminders prior to the rental return due
date. Any book returned after the due date
will only qualify as a buyback, with standard
retail and wholesale rates applied.

How long before classes start will
rental books be available?

Rental books will be available on the
same time frame as books for regular sale.
Typically, course materials inventory is
available (peak) 2-4 weeks prior to the start
of classes.

Will students be able to rent books
online via efollett?

While rental transaction functionality will not
be offered through the efollett channel during the pilot phases of this project, students will have visibility to books that are
available for rental in-store.

How are rental eligible books determined?

Rental eligible books will be identified on a national basis using Follett's market research expertise. Rental eligible books will be selected based on the likelihood of future use in the market. Rental eligible books may not be consumable or otherwise not resalable due to time dated materials or single
use components or access codes.

Here is a list of the titles available for rental at the Vol State Bookstore for the spring semester:

 



Course

Author

Textbook Title

ART 1030

FRANK

PREBLES' ARTFORMS (W/CD)

ASTR 1030

COMINS

DISCOVERING THE UNIVERSE (W/CD)

ASTR 1030

SEEDS

HORIZONS

BIOL 1010

MADER

BIOLOGY

BIOL 1020

MADER

BIOLOGY

BIOL 1030

JOHNSON

LIVING WORLD

BIOL 2010 001

MARIEB

HUMAN ANAT & PHYS (SET: TXT/BRF ATLAS 2ND)(W/10 SYST CD)

BIOL 2020 001

MARIEB

HUMAN ANAT & PHYS (SET: TXT/BRF ATLAS 2ND)(W/10 SYST CD)

BIOL 2230 001

COWAN

MICROBIOLOGY

BUS 251 501

MILLER

FUND OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES

BUS 251 ALL

MILLER

FUND OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES

CIS 113 ALL

BRADLEY

PROGRAMMING IN VISUAL BASIC 2008

CIS 213 ALL

BOEHM

MURACH'S ASP. NET 3.5 WEB PROGRAMMING WITH VB 2008

CIS 260 ALL

DEAN

NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS (W/CD)

CJA 205 ALL

DEMPSEY

INTRO TO POLICING

CJA 208 ALL

WHITE

TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECURITY

COM 102 ALL

ASSOCIATED PRESS

STYLEBOOK 2009

COM 106 ALL

FLOYD

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

COM 110 ALL

BIAGI

MEDIA/IMPACT

COM 201 ALL

WARNER

MEDIA SELLING

COM 240 ALL

GUTH

PUBLIC RELATIONS

COM 296P ALL

OHAIR

SPEAKER'S GUIDEBOOK

DSPM 0800 ALL

MARTIN-GAY

BEGINNING & INTERM ALGEBRA (W/2 CDS)

DSPM 0850 ALL

MARTIN-GAY

BEGINNING & INTERM ALGEBRA (W/2 CDS)

ECED 2010 ALL

ROBERTSON

SAFETY ETC (EARLY EDUC)

ECED 2010 W41

ROBERTSON

SAFETY ETC (EARLY EDUC)

ECED 2020 551

PUCKETT

YOUNG CHILD

ECED 2020 ALL

PUCKETT

YOUNG CHILD

ECED 2040 551

GESTWICKI

HOME, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

ECED 2040 ALL

GESTWICKI

HOME, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

ECED 2060 551

COOK

ADAPTING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULA ETC

ECED 2060 ALL

COOK

ADAPTING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULA ETC

ECED 2085 501

CHARLESWORTH

MATH & SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

ECED 2085 551

CHARLESWORTH

MATH & SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

ECED 2085 ALL

CHARLESWORTH

MATH & SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

ECED 2120 551

SCIARRA

DEVELOPING & ADMIN CHILD CARE ETC

ECED 2120 ALL

SCIARRA

DEVELOPING & ADMIN CHILD CARE ETC

ECED 2130 501

DODGE

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOL: COLLEGE ED (W/DVD)

ECED 2130 501

DODGE

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOL

ECED 2130 501

DOMBRO

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS & TWOS

ECED 2130 ALL

DODGE

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOL: COLLEGE ED (W/DVD)

ECED 2130 ALL

DODGE

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOL

ECED 2130 ALL

DOMBRO

CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS & TWOS

ECED 2150 C01

COPPLE

DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE (W/CD)

EDU 102 001

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 002

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 003

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 004

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 005

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 006

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 007

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 501

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 551

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 C01

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 C02

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 H31

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 LECTURE

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EDU 102 ONLINE

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

EGR 250 001

BEER

VECTOR MECHANICS ETC: STATICS & DYNAMICS

EGR 250 ALL

BEER

VECTOR MECHANICS ETC: STATICS & DYNAMICS

ENGL 1020 001

ROTTENBERG

STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT

ENGL 1020 002

ROTTENBERG

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ENGL 1020 003

ROTTENBERG

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ENGL 1020 004

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ENGL 1020 005

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ENGL 1020 006

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ENGL 1020 501

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ENGL 1020 553

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ENGL 1020 554

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ENGL 1020 555

ROTTENBERG

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ENGL 1020 ALL

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ENGL 1020 H41

ROTTENBERG

STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT

ENGL 2310 001

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 1/2/3)

ENGL 2310 002

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 1/2/3)

ENGL 2310 ALL

DAVIS

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ENGL 2320 001

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

ENGL 2320 002

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

ENGL 2320 061

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

ENGL 2320 062

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

ENGL 2320 ALL

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BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

ENGL 2320 C01

DAVIS

BEDFORD ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LIT (SET:BKS 4/5/6)

FST 202 ALL

DEHAAN

KIRK'S FIRE INVESTIGATION

FST 222 ALL

DEHAAN

KIRK'S FIRE INVESTIGATION

GEOG 101 001

CHRISTOPHERSON

ELEMENTAL GEOSYSTEMS

GEOG 101 ALL

CHRISTOPHERSON

ELEMENTAL GEOSYSTEMS

HIT 275 001

SPATH

FUND OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

HIT 275 ALL

SPATH

FUND OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

HIT 275 C01

SPATH

FUND OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

HSC 200D 001

JOHNSON

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

HSC 200D ALL

JOHNSON

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

HTL 240 C01

KOTLER

MARKETING FOR HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

HUM 2990 001

PETRACCA

COMMON CULTURE

HUM 2990 ALL

PETRACCA

COMMON CULTURE

LAW 101 001

CURRIER

INTRO TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS

LAW 101 501

CURRIER

INTRO TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS

LAW 101 ALL

CURRIER

INTRO TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS

LAW 231 001

BROWN

ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES (W/CD)

LAW 231 501

BROWN

ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES (W/CD)

LGM 130 501

COYLE

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (W/CD)

LGM 130 ALL

COYLE

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (W/CD)

LGM 130 C01

COYLE

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (W/CD)

MGT 264 501

IVANCEVICH

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT 264 ALL

IVANCEVICH

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MKT 120 501

MANNING

SELLING TODAY

MKT 120 ALL

MANNING

SELLING TODAY

NURS TSU CLASS TSU CLASS

KELLY-HEIDENTHAL

NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

PHED 1260 001

SILER

PILATES BODY

PHED 1260 ALL

SILER

PILATES BODY

PHIL 110 001

COPI

INTRO TO LOGIC

PHIL 110 ALL

COPI

INTRO TO LOGIC

PHIL 220 001

PETERSON

REASON & RELIGIOUS BELIEF

PHIL 220 ALL

PETERSON

REASON & RELIGIOUS BELIEF

PHIL 260 001

HARRIS

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

PHIL 260 ALL

HARRIS

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

PSCI 1030 001

HEWITT

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 1030 002

HEWITT

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 1030 501

HEWITT

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 1030 LECTURE

HEWITT

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PSY 201 001

WEITEN

PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE

PSY 201 ALL

WEITEN

PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE

PSY 222 001

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 002

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 003

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 004

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 005

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 006

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 007

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 501

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 551

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 C01

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 C02

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 H31

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 LECTURE

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 222 ONLINE/HYBRID

FELDMAN

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFE SPAN

PSY 231 001

MASH

ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 231 002

MASH

ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 231 501

MASH

ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 231 ALL

MASH

ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 231 V31

MASH

ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 243 501

KASTENBAUM

DEATH, SOCIETY & HUMAN EXPERIENCE

PSY 243 ALL

KASTENBAUM

DEATH, SOCIETY & HUMAN EXPERIENCE

PTA 270L ALL

MARTIN

NEUROLOGIC INTERVENTION FOR PHYS THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

SOC 204 001

NOVAK

ISSUES IN AGING

SOC 204 ALL

NOVAK

ISSUES IN AGING

SOCS 2020D ALL

JOHNSON

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

VET 101 501

MCCURNIN

CLINICAL TEXTBOOK FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

VET 101 ALL

MCCURNIN

CLINICAL TEXTBOOK FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

VET 110 001

COLVILLE

CLINICAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECH

VET 110 ALL

COLVILLE

CLINICAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECH

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