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2017 Spring Textbook Rentals
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AUTHOR TITLE ISBN DEPT COURSE INSTRUCTOR NEW RETAIL USED RETAIL NEW RENTAL USED RENTAL
HART DRUGS, SOCIETY, + HUMAN BEHAVIOR 9780073380902 AD 1 ALL $143.35 $101.80 $72.00 $51.00
COREY THEORY + PRACTICE OF GROUP COUN. 9781305088016 AD 8 SMITH $204.65 $145.30 $102.00 $73.00
RUTLEDGE CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL PROCEDURES 9780942728972 ADJU 2 JEFFERSON $165.65 $83.00
GARDNER CRIMINAL EVIDENCE 9781285459004 ADJU 4 HEARD $223.35 $158.60 $112.00 $73.00
LASKEY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 9780135057490 ADJU 20 BONE $192.80 $136.90 $96.00 $68.00
ABADINSKY DRUG USE AND ABUSE 9781285070278 ADJU 38 YAGODA $236.00 $167.55 $118.00 $84.00
ROMICH ILLUS. GDE TO VET. MED 9781133125761 AGHE 54 WATERS $145.65 $103.40 $73.00 $52.00
HANNEBAUM LANDSCAPE DESIGN 9780130105813 AGOR 13 SCOTT $220.20 $156.35 $110.00 $78.00
CHRISTIANS FUND OF TURFGRASS MANAGEMNET 9781119204633 AGOR 39 SCOTT $144.00 $72.00
STOKSTAD ART: BRIEF HISTORY 9780133843750 AHIS 1 BYCE $184.60 $131.05 $92.00 $66.00
KLEINER GARDNER'S ART…BACKPACK, BK. E 9781285838021 AHIS 6 MARTIN / SALOMONE $85.35 $43.00
ROCKIS ELECTRICAL MOTOR CONTROL 9780826912268 AIRC  31 RICHARDSON $136.00 $68.00
SILVERTHORN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 9780321981226 ANAT 10B/36 ALL EX PRESCH / ALL $225.60 $160.20 $113.00 $80.00
MARTINI HUMAN ANATOMY 9780321883322 ANAT  10A/35 ALL $265.60 $188.60 $133.00 $94.00
LARSEN ESSN. OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 9780393938661 ANTH 1/1H ALL $123.75 $87.85 $62.00 $44.00
STOKSTAD ART: BRIEF HISTORY 9780205017027 ARTB  1 MACIAS $198.00 $140.60 $99.00 $70.00
KROGH BIOL: GDE TO NATURAL WORLD 9780321616555 BIOL 1 ALL $218.80 $155.35 $109.00 $78.00
KROGH BIOL: GDE TO NATURAL WORLD TECH UPDT. 9780321943644 BIOL 1 ALL $241.80 $171.70 $121.00 $86.00
REECE CAMPBELL BIOLOGY 9780321775658 BIOL 2 ALL $230.40 $163.60 $115.00 $82.00
SMITH ELEMENTS OF ECOLOGY 9780321934185 BIOL 3 SHANNNON $173.20 $122.95 $87.00 $61.00
HOGGAN CONTEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUES 9781308693255 BIOL 5 ALL $104.35 $74.10 $52.00 $37.00
DUN UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 9780205233656 BIOL 13 MEYER $185.40 $131.65 $93.00 $66.00
LEVAY DISCOVERING HUMAN SEXUALITY 9781605352756 BIOL 15 ALL $124.95 $94.65 $62.00 $47.00
BROOKER CONCEPTS OF GENETICS 9780073525358 BIOL 34 MIRMAN $221.35 $157.15 $111.00 $79.00
MILLER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 9781305090446 BIOL  6 ALL $213.35 $151.50 $107.00 $76.00
TIMBERLAKE CHEM: INTRO TO GEN. CHEM 9781269922982 CHEM 10 ALL $120.00 $85.20 $60.00 $43.00
BERNS CHLD, FAM., SCHOOL, COMMUNITY 9781337030151 CHLD 1 ALL $118.00 $83.80 $59.00 $42.00
GORDON BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND 9781305500969 CHLD 5 ALL $252.00 $126.00
KOSTER GROWING ARTISTS 9781285743141 CHLD 61 WILLIAMSON $122.40 $86.90 $61.00 $43.00
ROBERTSON SAFETY, NUTRITION, & HEALTH IN EARLY EDU. 9781305088900 CHLD 64 ALL $183.30 $130.15 $92.00 $65.00
ALLEN EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 9781285432373 CHLD 68 HUGHEY $122.40 $86.90 $61.00 $43.00
BERGER PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 9780133802467 CHLD 72 LANDEROS $134.80 $95.70 $67.00 $48.00
GONZALEZ-MENA INFANTS, TODDLERS, & CAREGIVERS 9780078110344 CHLD 73 ALL $166.65 $118.30 $83.00 $59.00
MORLEY COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 9781305761940 CISB 11 ALL $141.00 $100.10 $71.00 $50.00
DUFFY ILLUSTRATED MICROSOFT 9781305878303 CISB 31 ERBE $150.40 $75.00
SEBOK MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013 9781305507531 CISB 51 SYIEM $202.65 $143.90 $101.00 $72.00
CASTEEL ORACLE 12C 9781305251032 CISD 31 OREFICE $165.00 $117.15 $83.00 $59.00
CASTEEL ORACLE 12C: SQL  9781305251038 CISD 31 OREFICE $165.00 $117.15 $83.00
FARRELL OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAM 9781133188223 CISP 10 ALL $112.10 $79.60 $56.00 $40.00
SCHMIDT COMPLETE COMPTIA A+ 9780789756459 CNET 50 ALL $125.00 $63.00
DOWNING ON COURSE 9781305397477 COUN 2 SOMERS / HAYWARD $123.35 $87.60 $62.00 $44.00
SUKIENNIK CAREER FITNESS PROGRAM 9780321979629 COUN 5 LEE $108.00 $76.70 $54.00 $38.00
GADDIS STARTING OUT WITH C++ 9780134400242 CSCI 140 VO $158.00 $79.00
MANGELSDORF CHOICES 9781457698170 ENGL 67 DANSON $59.35 $42.15 $30.00 $21.00
BRANDON SENTENCES, PARA, & BEYOND 9781133591924 ENGL 67 GARRETT / CHAFFIN $148.35 $105.35 $74.00 $53.00
MCWHORTER SUCCEESFUL COLLEGE WRITING 9781319051426 ENGL 68 FARVE $102.00 $72.40 $51.00 $36.00
BRANDON PARAGRAPHS & ESSAYS 9781133309994 ENGL 68 RAMOS / GARRETT $164.00 $116.45 $82.00 $58.00
KENNEDY BRIEF BEDFORD READER 9781457636967 ENGL 68 HIGHT $58.00 $41.20 $29.00 $21.00
KIRSZNER PATTERNS FOR COLLEGE WRITING 9781457666520 ENGL 68 SOOHOO-HUI $76.00 $53.95 $38.00 $27.00
LANGAN COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS WITH READINGS 9780078036279 ENGL 68 ALVAREZ-GALVAN $140.00 $99.40 $70.00 $50.00
LANGAN ENGLISH SKILLS WITH READINGS 9780073513560 ENGL 68 KEY KETTER $140.00 $99.40 $70.00 $50.00
WYRICK STEPS TO WRITING WELL 9781337280945 ENGL 68 TROKKOS $196.00 $98.00
BARRIOS EMERGING 9781457697968 ENGL 1A CENICEROZ / CHANDLER $74.00 $52.55 $37.00 $26.00
COLOMBO REREADING AMERICA 9781457699214 ENGL 1A ESTRADA / BLEAN / STEFAN / MATTOON $74.00 $52.55 $37.00 $26.00
SEYLER READ, REASON, WRITE 9780078036217 ENGL 1A PEDROJA $133.35 $94.70 $67.00 $47.00
CLOUSE PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE 9780073383958 ENGL 1A DANSON $122.65 $87.10 $61.00 $44.00
KENNEDY BEDFORD GDE TO W/RDR 9781457630767 ENGL 1A MCKENNON $94.65 $67.20 $47.00 $34.00
JACOBUS WORLD OF IDEAS 9781319047405 ENGL 1A MYERS $74.00 $37.00
LUNSFORD EVERYDAY WRITER 9781319083434 ENGL 1A ESTRADA $82.65 $41.00
MAASIK SIGNS OF LIFE IN THE USA 9781457670251 ENGL 1A/1C KARN / CHENG $74.00 $52.55 $37.00 $26.00
HACKER WRITER'S REFERENCE W/ MLA UPDATE 9781319083533 ENGL 1A/68 ENKE / HIGHT $82.65 $58.70 $41.00 $29.00
COOPER WRITING LOGICALLY, THINKING CRITICALLY 9780321926524 ENGL 1C SERGIO, AVILA / MULLANE $83.60 $59.35 $42.00 $30.00
YAGELSKI THE INFORMED ARGUMENT 9781428262300 ENGL 1C BUCKWALTER / MAGEEAN $141.65 $100.55 $71.00 $50.00
JACOBUS WORLD OF IDEAS 9781457604362 ENGL 1C CALLACI $70.65 $50.15 $35.00 $25.00
HOWARD WRITING MATTERS 9781259693557 ENGL 1C MCCORMICK $133.35 $67.00
BIAYS ALONG THESE LINES 9780321984012 ENGL  67 HIGHT $125.60 $89.20 $63.00 $45.00
GOETSCH TECHNICAL DRAWING 9781285173016 ENGR 18 KHAN $170.65 $85.00
BEER VECTOR MECHANICS 9780077687304 ENGR 40 ALL $250.65 $125.00
THROOP REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL 9781435439733 FCS 41 ALL $148.00 $105.10 $74.00 $53.00
KLINOFF INTRO TO FIRE PROTECTION 9781284136128 FIRE 1 ALL $115.00 $58.00
HESS MCKNIGHT'S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 9780134195421 GEOG 1 PIETSCH $193.20 $137.15 $97.00 $69.00
HESS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 9781269144377 GEOG 1 GORCIK $108.35 $76.95 $54.00 $38.00
GREINER VISUALIZING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 9781118526569 GEOG 2 LOBB $148.00 $105.10 $74.00 $53.00
REYNOLDS EXPLORING GEOLOGY 9780078022920 GEOL 1 WALKER / MROFKA $205.65 $103.00
STANLEY EARTH SYSTEM HISTORY 9781429255264 GEOL 2 LACKEY $174.65 $87.00
LUTJENS FOUNDATIONS OF EARTH SCIENCE 9781269449441 GEOL 8 ALL $104.60 $74.25 $52.00 $37.00
NASH AMER. PEOPLE: CONCISE 9780205805532 HIST 1 KREMER / GEARY / MENZING $107.80 $76.55 $54.00 $38.00
BRINKLEY UNFINISHED NATION 9780073513331 HIST 1 EVANSHINE $145.65 $103.40 $73.00 $52.00
FONER GIVE ME LIBERTY, SEAGULL ED 9780393920291 HIST 1 JONES / NEGRETE / HAINES / WILSON-GONZALEZ / MELO $78.65 $55.85 $39.00 $28.00
FONER GIVE ME LIBERTY!, BRIEF 9780393920321 HIST 1 OKONYAN / RIETKERK / HUNT / PAGE / FRICKERT $89.35 $63.45 $45.00 $32.00
ROARK AMERICAN PROMISE, COMBINED 9781457687921 HIST 1 MEZA / HAJIALIAKBAR $87.35 $62.00 $44.00 $31.00
DUBOIS THROUGH WOMEN'S EYES 9781319003128 HIST 36 HAINES / EARHART / KREMER / CANNON $90.65 $64.35 $45.00 $32.00
ACUNA OCCUPIED AMERICA 9780205880843 HIST 40 CHAVEZ $109.00 $77.40 $55.00 $39.00
CALLOWAY FIRST PEOPLES 9781457696244 HIST 44 CHAVEZ $86.00 $61.05 $43.00 $31.00
WALKER INTRO TO HOSPITALITY 9780133762761 HRM 51 CHAVEZ $145.00 $73.00
BIAGI MEDIA/IMPACT 9781305580985 JOUR 100 DEPAOLA $241.00 $171.10 $121.00 $86.00
HOFFMAN INTRO TO KNES. 9781450434324 KIN 17 ALL $103.00 $75.00 $38.00
FLOYD MANUAL OF STRUCTURAL KNES 9780073369297 KIN 24 ALL $155.00 $78.00
PRENTICE PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC TRAINING 9780078022647 KIN 19/92 LANDAS $259.65 $184.35 $130.00 $92.00
TOBEY BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 9780134266350 LERN  48/49 ALL $136.00 $68.00
BORDWELL FILM ART 9781259534959 LIT 15 HALLSTEAD $170.65 $85.00
CARSON PREALGEBRA 9781256717607 MATH 50 ALL EX CHAVEZ $123.40 $62.00 $44.00
LIAL COLLEGE ALGEBRA 9780134307015 MATH 130 ALL EX CHAVEZ $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 $160.00 $113.60 $80.00 $57.00
TRIOLA ELEMENTARY STATS 9781256989868 MATH 110/110H ALL EX KIM / LANCASTER / TROXELL, CHILDRESS $130.65 $65.00 $46.00
MESSERSMITH BEGINNING ALGEBRA 9781259724572 MATH 51/51A/51B ALL $155.20 $78.00 $55.00
BLITZER INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 9780134189017 MATH 71/71A/71B ALL EX CHAVEZ / TROXELL / MCMULLIN $133.35 $67.00 $47.00
TORTORA MICROBIOLOGY 9780321928924 MICR 22 ALL $228.55 $114.00 $81.00
LARSON HISTORY & TRADITION OF JAZZ 9781465278647 MUS 12 MCINTOSH / STIER $160.00 $80.00 $57.00
CHARLTON EXPERIENCE MUSIC 9780078025228 MUS 13 ALL EX MARSTON AND MARTIN $158.35 $112.45 $79.00 $56.00
FORNEY ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC 9780393936380 MUS 13 MARSTON / MARTIN $124.00 $62.00
CHARLTON ROCK MUSIC STYLES 9780078025181 MUS 15 ALL $140.00 $99.40 $70.00 $50.00
KOSTKA TONAL HARMONY 9780078025143 MUS 2/3A/3C MAHPAR / BOWEN $179.65 $127.55 $90.00 $64.00
DUNFORD NUTRITION FOR SPORT+EXERCISE 9781285752495 NF 12 ALL $112.30 $79.75 $56.00 $40.00
TRUJILLO ESSN. OF OCEANOGRAPHY 9781323409848 OCEA 10 ALL $124.65 $88.50 $62.00 $44.00
HURLEY ACP LOGIC IN PRACTICE 9781305309944 PHIL 3 MCGRUDER $117.00 $83.05 $59.00 $42.00
HURLEY ACP HURLEY F/MT SAC 9781133191827 PHIL 3 WOLDE-YOHANNES $137.00 $97.25 $69.00 $49.00
DENISE GREAT TRADITIONS IN ETHICS 9780495094982 PHIL 12 WOLDE-YOHANNES $198.00 $140.60 $70.00
VAUGH POWER OF CRITICAL THINKING 9780199385423 PHIL/ENGL 8/1C PARK / MCCORMICK $88.95 $63.15 $44.00 $32.00
STATSKY TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION 9781401879624 PLGL 37 DURFIELD $219.35 $155.75 $110.00 $78.00
REED CONTRACT LAW FOR PARALEGALS 9780135109458 PLGL 39 WOOD $159.40 $113.15 $80.00 $57.00
DYE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY 9780495802709 POLI 1 SIMON $89.35 $63.45 $45.00 $32.00
GOLDSTEIN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,2013-14 UPDATE 9780205971367 POLI 9 SIMON $166.20 $118.00 $83.00 $59.00
EDWARDS GOVERNMENT IN AMER.:2014 ELEC...-TEXT 9780133905045 POLI 1/1H VANE $187.20 $132.90 $94.00 $66.00
GRAZIANO RESEARCH METHODS: PROC. OF INQUIRY 9780205907694 PSYC 3 KOLCHAKIAN / POWELL $220.00 $156.20 $110.00 $78.00
WATSON SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR 9781285077093 PSYC 5 KOLCHAKIAN / FELL / COUCH $149.35 $106.05 $75.00 $53.00
RUGGIERO BEYOND FEELINGS 9780078038181 PSYC 5 FELL/COUCH $113.35 $80.50 $57.00 $40.00
HALPERN THOUGHT AND KNOWLEDGE 9781848726291 PSYC 5 KOLCHAKIAN / ANO $84.95 $42.00
ARON STATISTICS F/PSYCHOLOGY 9780205258154 PSYC 10 DOWDLE $218.80 $155.35 $109.00 $78.00
BOYD LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT 9780133805666 PSYC 14 SHAW / ALCALA / LAMAR / LAUB $229.80 $163.15 $115.00 $82.00
STASS DEVELOPING PERSON THROUGH CHILD 9781319017002 PSYC 15 WILLIS $174.00 $87.00
KANEL OVERVIEW OF HUMAN SERVICES 9781285465104 PSYC 17 LAUB $153.65 $109.10 $77.00 $55.00
COMER FUND. OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 9781464176975 PSYC 19 COUCH $200.00 $100.00
KING HUMAN SEXUALITY TODAY 9780205988006 PSYC 26 JONEJA $107.80 $54.00
WEITEN PSYCH APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE 9781285459950 PSYC 33 KOLCHAKIAN / WILLIS $247.00 $175.35 $124.00 $88.00
CICCARELLI PSYCHOLOGY (CLOTH) 9780205972241 PSYC 1A TAKLA / STAFF $205.20 $145.70 $103.00 $73.00
PLOTNIK INTRO TO PSYCH. 9781133939535 PSYC 1A LAUB $178.65 $89.00
HOCKENBURY DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY 9781464171055 PSYC 1A WOOTEN $168.00 $84.00
GRISON PSYCHOLOGY IN YOUR LIFE 9780393265156 PSYC 1A/1AH SHAW / LOUIE $140.00 $99.40 $70.00 $50.00
KALAT BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 9781305105409 PSYC 1B TATE $305.00 $216.55 $153.00 $108.00
WATSON MIND'S MACHINE 9781605352763 PSYC 1B KEO-TRANG $149.30 $106.00 $75.00 $53.00
GROSS ELECTRONIC MEDIA 9780073526164 R-TV 1 SHIFF / TRUJILLO $240.65 $170.85 $120.00 $85.00
LEWIS ESSENTIAL CINEMA 9781439083680 R-TV 14 MARTIN $107.00 $54.00
MACIONIS SOCIOLOGY 9780205985609 SOC 1 LUKENBILL $187.80 $133.35 $94.00 $67.00
FERRIS THE REAL WORLD 9780393264302 SOC 1 VANDERVIS / MASL $100.00 $71.00 $50.00 $36.00
SCHAEFFER SOCIOLOGY: BRIEF INTRO. 9780078026720 SOC 1 GATILLON/STEWART-THOMAS $146.65 $104.10 $73.00 $52.00
MACIONIS SOCIAL PROBLEMS 9780133909593 SOC 2 CRETNEY / GATILLON $177.80 $126.25 $89.00 $63.00
KENDALL SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN A DIVERSE SOC. 9780205152902 SOC 2 GUERRERO $116.60 $58.00
LAUER SOCIAL PROBLEMS & QUALITY OF LIFE 9780078026867 SOC 2 FOREST $153.35 $77.00
SIEGEL CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE 9781305642836 SOC 5 BANUELOS 183.65 $92.00
HAGAN INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY 9781483389172 SOC 5 PARKER $129.05 $65.00
CHAMBERS A SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY LIFE 9780745647784 SOC 14 QUACH $74.60 $37.00
SANTROCK CHILDREN 9780077861834 SOC 15 MASL $240.00 $170.40 $120.00 $85.00
DESMOND RACE IN AMERICA 9780393937657 SOC 20 HERNANDEZ-MAGALLON / GATILLON $90.00 $45.00
ROTHWELL IN MIXED COMPANY 9781285444604 SPCH 6 WILLIS $185.65 $93.00
ADLER COMMUNICATING AT WORK 9780078036804 SPCH 8 LAVERTY $180.00 $127.80 $90.00 $64.00
ADLER INTERPLAY 9780199390489 SPCH 26 ALL $104.50 $74.20 $52.00 $37.00
COHEN ACTING ONE 9780073514161 THTR 11, 12 CUMMINGS / BURGOS / COCKRUM $130.00 $92.30 $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,
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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Answers

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 https://myportal.mtsac.edu 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.

FIPSE Grant

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: www2.ed.gov/FIPSE

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