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Textbook Rental Agreement

When you rent textbooks, you enter into a rental agreement with the North Dakota State College of Science Bookstore to loan you one copy of a selected title.  Rental textbooks are the intellectual property of the author(s) and are copyrighted by the author(s) or publishers. Textbooks rentals are not to be reproduced. The rental agreement is only effective for the current semester. Per terms of this agreement, you are responsible for the following:

  • NDSCS Student ID is required at time of the rental.
  • All titles for rent are property of the NDSCS Bookstore.
  • You are responsible for inspecting the condition of your material(s). Any existing damage must be reported to the NDSCS Bookstore within 5 days of rental. You will be responsible for any damage upon return of the rental.
  • Materials are to be returned in the appropriate condition: clean, limited writing, highlighting, and notes - No smoke, fire or water/liquid damage.  You agree to be billed for the replacement price of the textbook if any of the items are damaged or missing.
  • Materials are to be returned to the NDSCS Bookstore on or before the due date listed on your pack slip or store receipt.
  • If you would like to keep your rental materials, you may convert your rental to a purchase through the last day of the current semester, or wait for the non-return rental charge to your securing credit card on file.
  • When returning a rented textbook, your NDSCS Student ID card must be presented in order to properly return the book on your account. (Failure to follow this instruction may result in the book not being credited to your account and will be treated as an un-returned book.)
  • Materials not returned by the due date will be billed at the replacement price and charged to your credit card, if your card declines, your student account will be billed. Outstanding rental charges will be sent to collections.
  • Textbooks rented at the NDSCS Bookstore may be returned for a full refund within the guidelines listed under our Textbook Return Policy.


Returning Your Textbook Rentals

Rented textbooks may be returned to the NDSCS Bookstore any time prior to the due date. Rental returns will also be accepted at NDSCS – Fargo during finals week.  Multiple e-mail notifications will be sent out at the end of the semester reminding you to return your rented books.

If you are unable to return your book(s) to the store or the Fargo location, you may return your rented book(s) by mail: 

  • Packages must arrive at the NDSCS Bookstore by the due date.
  • You must include your full name and student ID number on a note inside the package so the book(s) can be properly returned on your account. (DO NOT send your student ID card)
  • Rental return shipment costs are at Student’s expense.
  • We suggest using a shipping service with tracking and insurance so you can verify your books arrived in time and safely.
  • Book(s) must be in good, used condition or better to be returned - no water damage, no pages missing, binding intact, etc.
  • Send rental books with the info above to the following address:

Attn: Textbook Rental Return
NDSCS Bookstore
800 6th Street N
Wahpeton, ND 58076