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Fall 2016 Rental News:

IF you did not return your rental. A charge was attempted onto the securing bank card you used. IF that charge was denied, a hold has been placed on your SRJC student account that will need to be cleared through the Accounting Department in Bailey Hall. 

Textbook Rental FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q:   Are all textbooks available for rent?
A:   No.  Due to the fact that the SRJC will no longer be operating its own Bookstore as of March 2017, we will not be offering Rentals for the Spring 2017 term.  The new outsourced vendor will be operating some sort of a rental program in the future.

Q: What is my responsibility when renting a textbook? Can I return it in any condition?
A: It is the renter's responsibility to keep the book safe from loss or damage. This means that the book must come back to us in resaleable condition (no water damage, missing pages, tears, etc., and a limited amount of highlighting, underlining, or marking).  Books returned in damaged condition may not be accepted and or fees/charges may apply. Think carefully before renting. If you feel that you cannot keep the book in good condition, you may want to purchase the book instead.   

Q:   When I return my rental book, will I get any money back?
A:   No.  This is a rental.  The rental fee is not a deposit. The rental fee you pay is the cost you pay to rent the book, the book itself remains the property of the SRJC Bookstore.  Renting books is similar to renting a car or renting a DVD - the fee is for the use of the textbook for the specified time period.  

Q:   What happens if I don't return the book at all?
A:   Your credit card on file may be charged for the full price of a new textbook and/or a hold may be placed on your student account. 


If you have questions about policy relating to your particular situation, it is important that you consult Drina Ochoa only. You assume the risk of relying on information from other students or faculty members because the information may be inaccurate. Drina Ochoa Textbook Coordinator, can be reached by email at