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Why renting is the best deal


Not sure if rental is our best deal? Take a look at how the numbers stack up. On average, buying a new textbook will save you 64% off the list price, and you’ll earn back another 9% when you sell it. Total savings: 73%.

Let’s do the same with a used textbook. You’ll save 75%, earn 9% back when selling, add a coupon, and voila! Total savings: 85%.

Our renters, however, save an average of 87% on the total cost of their textbooks. It’s our very best offer, so grab those rentals while they’re in stock!

Here's how renting works

1. Rent

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Rent your textbooks for up to 95% off the list price with our exclusive rental program powered by Rentbooks. Choose how long you want the book — 30, 60, 90, or 120 days — with an option to extend if needed.

2. Receive


Get free shipping on orders over $49 (Restrictions apply). We offer several different shipping options to ensure your textbook arrives when you need it.

3. Reminders


Just before your textbook is due, we will send you a reminder by email or SMS text alerts (optional). All return rentals get a 7-day grace period, so no need to worry if you’re a couple days late.

4. Return


Shipping back to us is always free! Log in to your account to print out a free shipping label, put your books in any box, put the label on the box, and ship the package from your house, the post office, or a FedEx location.

Why Rent with Bookbyte?

Why should you rent with Bookbyte? Our rental program is supplied by Rentbooks, provider of cheaper alternatives to overpriced college textbooks. By partnering with Rentbooks, we're able to pass incredible savings onto you.

Reasons to Rent:

Save a ton of money – With access to Rentbooks' huge inventory of textbook rentals, you know you're getting the lowest price available.

Easy returns – Just print the free shipping label we provide, then ship back to us in the box it arrived in or another sturdy box. Ship via USPS, FedEx, or directly from your home!

Free shipping both ways – Paying for shipping sucks. That's why we cover your shipping charges on orders $49 and up, and return shipping is always free.

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