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Rental Prices
Textbook rentals are only available in-store.
2017 Winter Textbook Rentals
Listed alphabetically by course.

STOKSTAD ART: BRIEF HISTORY 9780133843750 AHIS 1 SALOMONE $184.60 $131.05 $92.00 $66.00
MARTIN HUMAN ANATOMY 9780321883322 ANAT 10A/35 ALL $265.60 $188.60 $133.00 $94.00
KROGH BIOL: GDE TO NATURAL WORLD 9780321616555 BIOL 1 ALL $218.80 $155.35 $109.00 $78.00
KROGH BIOL: GDE TO NATURAL WORLD W/TECH 9780321943644 BIOL 1 ALL $239.40 $169.95 120.00 $85.00
HOGGAN CONTEMPORARY HEATLH ISSUES 9781308693255 BIOL 5 HOGGAN $104.35 $74.10 $52.00 $37.00
LEVAY DISCOVERING HUMAN SEXUALITY 9781605352756 BIOL 15 HOGGAN $124.95 $94.65 $62.00 $47.00
TIMBERLAKE CHEMISTRY: INTRO TO GEN. 9781269922982 CHEM 10 ALL $115.20 $81.80 $58.00 $41.00
BERNS CHLD, FAM., SCHOOL, COMMUNITY 9781337030151 CHLD 1 ALL $118.00 $83.80 $59.00 $42.00
GONZALEZ INFANTS, TODDLERS, + CAREGIVERS 9780078110344 CHLD 73 THAY $166.65 $118.30 $83.00 $59.00
MORLEY COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 9781305761940 CISB 11 ALL $141.00 $100.10 $71.00 $50.00
DOWNING ON COURSE 9781305397477 COUN 2 HART $123.35 $87.60 $62.00 $44.00
SUKIENNIK CAREER FITNESS PROGRAM 9780321979629 COUN 5 MBUTHI $106.80 $75.85 $53.00 $38.00
BRANDON SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, & BEYOND 9781133591924 ENGL 67 GARRETT $158.35 $112.45 $79.00 $56.00
MCWHORTER SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE WRITING 9781319051426 ENGL 68 FARVE $102.00 $72.40 $51.00 $36.00
KIRZNER PATTERS FOR COLLEGE WRITING 9781457666520 ENGL 68 MYERS $76.00 $53.95 $38.00 $27.00
LANGAN ENGLISH SKILLS WITH READINGS 9780073513560 ENGL 68 KEY KETTER/VANCE $140.00 $99.40 $70.00 $50.00
ANKER REAL ESSAYS WITH READINGS 9781457664366 ENGL 1A/68 STRAW/STEFAN $102.00 $72.40 $51.00 $36.00
THROOP REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL 9781435439733 FCS 41 ALL $148.00 $105.10 $74.00 $53.00
GREINER VISUALIZING HUMAN GEOG 9781118526569 GEOG 2 LOBB $148.00 $105.10 $74.00 $53.00
LUTGENS FOUNDATIONS OF EARTH SCIENCE 9781269449441 GEOL 8 ALL $100.40 $71.30 $50.00 $36.00
ROARK AMERICAN PROMISE 9781457687921 HIST 1 HAJIALIAKBAR/MEZA $80.65 $57.25 $40.00 $29.00
FONER GIVE ME LIBERTY! BRIEF 9780393920321 HIST 1 HUNT $89.35 $63.45 $45.00 $32.00
PRENTICE PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC TRAINING 9780078022647 KIN 19 LANDAS $259.65 $184.35 $130.00 $92.00
Carson Prealgebra 9780321756954 Math 50 ALL $123.40 $87.60   $44.00
MESSERSMITH BEGINNING ALGEBRA 9781259724572 MATH 51 ALL EX TROXELL $155.20 $110.20 $78.00 $55.00
BLITZER INTERmediate ALGEBRA 9780134189017 MATH 71 ALL $133.35 $94.70 $67.00 $47.00
TRIOLA ELEMENTARY STATS 9781256989868 MATH 110 ALL $130.65 $92.75 $65.00 $46.00
LIAL COLLEGE ALGEBRA 9780134307015 MATH 130 ALL $166.65 $118.30 $83.00 $59.00
LIAL TRIGONOMETRY 9780134307008 MATH 150 ALL $166.65 $118.30 $83.00 $59.00
SULLIVAN PRECALCULUS 9780321978981 MATH 160 ALL $277.80 $197.25 $139.00 $99.00
TORTORA MICROBIOLOGY 9780321928924 MICR 22 ALL $228.55 $162.25 $114.00 $81.00
HURLEY ACP LOGIC IN PRACTICE 9781305309944 PHIL 3 MCGRUDER $117.00 $83.05 $59.00 $42.00
BOYD LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT 9780133805666 PSYC 14 ALCALA/LAUB/STAFF $229.80 $163.15 $115.00
SCHAEFER SOCIOLOGY: A BRIEF INTRO. 9780078026720 SOC 1 CORONEL $146.65 $104.10 $73.00 $52.00
BARKAN CRIMINOLOGY 9780133458997 SOC 5 IRVINE $181.20 $128.05 $91.00 $64.00
COHEN ACTING ONE 9780073514161 THTR 11 CUMMINGS $130.00 $92.60 $46.00
You must be enrolled in the course you are renting the textbook for.
Quantities are limited. Prices subject to change.
Rental Advantages

1. Supported by Associated Students

The Associated Students support the Mt. SAC Book Rental Program and highly encourage all faculty to support
this program as well.

2. No Waiting for Your Book to Arrive

Students can come in to the Bookstore and check out with the textbook they need right away.

3. Easy Rental Returns

Students don't have to bother getting the textbook boxed and mailed back. They are due the first business day after finals, so bring them back while you take your exams.

4. We Have the Correct Textbooks

Students can come into the Bookstore and check out with the textbook they need without worrying it's the wrong title.

5. Convenient One Stop Shopping

Rent a textbook, buy a textbook, get supplies, a backpack, and even a snack all in one place with one transaction.

6. You Can Use Some Forms of Financial Aid

If you have an EOPS/CARE Voucher or a rehab check, you can use it to rent your books and you’ll get more for your money.

7. Use It Like You Own It

Reasonable amounts of pencil writing & highlighting are acceptable. Condition will be determined by bookstore employees.

8. Competitive Pricing

Our rental prices are competitive with other vendors.

9. Save Up to 50% OFF the Retail Price

Save up to 50% of the purchase price of a textbook when you rent.

10. Your Money Spent on Campus
Stays on Campus.

We support Associated Students, scholarships,
athletics and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions



Can I rent any textbook?
We only offer a limited amount of titles as rentals each semester. You can view all the available titles on the list above. Books that are eligible to be rented will have a neon green price tag in-store that displays the rental price.
What is the rental fee of a textbook?
The cost of a textbook rental is 50% of the new or used retail value of the selected title.
Where can I rent a textbook?
You can rent a textbook by proceeding to the textbook rental area in the north east corner of the bookstore. There you can fill out a rental agreement and receive the book. We do not offer textbook rentals through our website.
How long am I able to rent the textbook for?
Textbook rentals are issued for the duration of the semester they are rented in.
When are textbook rentals due?
Rentals are due no later than the first business day following Finals Week. Please refer to your rental contract for the exact due date to ensure you avoid late fees.
Where do I return the textbook?
You must return your books to Sac Book Rac. DO NOT attempt to return your books to the library or textbook buyback locations, we are not responsible for any misplaced rentals. There will be a line set up for rental returns at the front of the bookstore during finals week.
What happens if I don't return the textbook?
There is a $5.00 a day late fee for five days beginning the second business day after Finals week. If the book is still not returned at the end of that week, the student will owe $25.00 in late fees and must pay the balance of the retail price as we must purchase a replacement. At that point they will own the textbook. A hold will be put on the student's records and they will not be able to register for courses the following semester until all fees are paid.
Can I pay for a rental and purchase a textbook
in one transaction?
Yes, when you receive your rental you may checkout at any one of our checkstands with all your other purchases.
Why do you need my class schedule?
We only have a limited supply of textbook rentals, so we want to ensure students who are registered in the classes that require the book are able to rent them. You must be enrolled in the class you are renting the textbook for, you can not be on the waitlist.
What if I don't have a print out of my schedule?
If you have a smartphone you can access your class schedule through Once you have logged in, click the student tab then click the "print your schedule/receipt" link. We can not access student records from our rental computers.
Can I use any ID or do you require my student ID?
You must have your college issued student ID card to rent a textbook. If you are in need of a student ID, you can also obtain it at the bookstore.
Can I use my Financial Aid?
Yes, we accept some forms of financial aid, EOPS/CARE Vouchers or rehab checks. Any tender that you can currently use to purchase your textbooks in the Bookstore can be used to rent a textbook.
Program Information

Program History

In the Fall of 2010 Sac Book Rac piloted a Textbook Rental program for the students of Mt. San Antonio College. The program began with 19 titles available for rent and 511 textbooks being rented in that first semester. Since then Sac Book Rac has now rented textbooks for 3 semesters, increasing the number of titles each semester. Most recently, in the Spring of 2011 Sac Book Rac rented over 1,700 textbooks and saved students approximately $88,000 in that semester alone. Over the course of the last three semesters combined, the Sac Book Rac has saved students a total of $121, 287. The purpose of the textbook rental program is to give students an affordable option to textbooks. The continued success of this program will require that textbooks are used for at least 4 semesters. We hope to work with faculty to insure that we can continue this program for the benefit of students' education.

The mission of the Sac Book Rac is to provide course materials for students that will assist them to be successful in their academic education.


The federal government has recognized that textbook affordability is a national issue, which affects all students. In July 2010, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) opened a national grant competition that would award 10 grants of $1 million each to college bookstores to expand existing textbook rental programs or to begin new ones. The Sac Book Rac submitted their grant proposal along with 63 other college bookstores from across the nation. In September 2010, the Sac Book Rac was notified that it had won one of those 10 grants. The grant proposal that was submitted by the Sac Book Rac proposed that students who don't have textbooks during their first year of college may struggle with classes and not have a positive experience; therefore, they may not be successful in their classes. Our goal is to provide textbooks as rentals for classes that students take in their first year and those classes with large enrollments.

Learn more about the Fund for the Improvment of Post Secondary Education here:

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Sac Book Rac • Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Ave. Bldg. 9A • Walnut, CA 91789
You can reach us by phone at: (909) 274-4475