Rental Terms

Fall 2022 Textbook Rental Check-in Deadline

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 for All Campus Stores

Textbook/Course Material Rental Agreement

  • I understand that the material I am renting is property of the University of Minnesota Bookstore. I am responsible for keeping the book/material in a usable condition for the duration of my rental period, including any accompanying parts (i.e. solutions manual, CDs, etc).
  • I will assess the condition of the book/material upon receiving it to ensure it does not have any damage (water stains, wear and tear, excessive highlighting/writing) or it is in a condition that is acceptable to me. I have 7 days from the date of receiving the book/material to report any found damage, by using Contact Us and selecting my campus store (Twin Cities students select “Textbook Rental & Buyback").
  • I understand that if I would like to return the rental item for a full refund, I must do so within the return policy for course materials for the term (i.e. the first week of classes). Any book/material rented after that date will be considered final and rental fees will be non-refundable.

End of Semester Procedure

  • If I decide to keep the book/material I rented, I must reach out using Contact Us to coordinate how to pay the buy-out fee*.
  • If I damage or lose the rental item, I must reach out using Contact Us to coordinate how to pay the buy-out fee*.
  • Otherwise, I must return the book/material to the Bookstore by the rental check-in deadline above, and it must be in a usable condition, without water damage, excessive wear and tear or highlighting/writing. The Bookstore reserves the right to reevaluate the condition of the rental item within 30 days of the check-in deadline.
  • I authorize the Bookstores to charge my student account the replacement fee** if I do not return it by the rental check-in deadline mentioned above. I am responsible to pay for any additional fees caused by this charge.

*The buy-out fee is the difference between the original rental fee and the cost of purchasing the same title.
**The replacement fee is the amount to purchase another copy at the condition you originally rented.

Graduation Apparel Rentals

Bachelor Apparel

Refundable through April 27th with original packaging intact. Size exchanges will be accepted through May 16, 2022.

Master Apparel

Refundable through April 27, 2022 with original packaging intact. Size exchanges will be accepted through May 16, 2022. The gowns, caps and tassels included in rental packages are yours to keep. Rental hoods must be returned within 10 days of your ceremony. Unreturned rental hoods will be charged to your student account. The cost of a replacement hood is $99.00.

Doctorate Apparel

Doctoral rental merchandise is non-refundable. Purchase hoods and tams are refundable, as long as they are in their original packaging by April 27, 2022. Caps and tassels included in rental packages are yours to keep. Rental items must be returned within 10 days of your ceremony. y Unreturned rentals will be charged to your student account. The replacement fee for rental hoods is $119.00. For gowns, it is $199.00

General Policies

All returns and exchanges of graduation products require a receipt. Defective merchandise may be exchanged at any time