When you rent your books, you could save up to 65% of the new book price.

Books available for rent will have a rental shelf tag on the textbook sales floor and on the American River College Store website (books.arc.losrios.edu). If only new and/or used purchase prices are shown online, the book is not available for rent. 

You must be an American River College student, be 18 years or older, have a current driver’s license or California ID, and valid credit card (see Textbook Rental Contract for expiration date). Prepaid credit cards and Higher One cards are not accepted as a securing credit card.

Rental Fee refunds will be granted through Friday of the first week of instruction. Refunds for late starting classes will be granted through Friday of the first week of instruction with proof of enrollment  (see Textbook Rental Contract for refund dates). There are no refunds for 1-5 day classes after the start of class. The book needs to be returned in the same condition as it was when it was rented, along with the original receipt. 

You have until the  Rental Return Due Date to decide if you would like to convert a rental into a regular purchase. If so, you will pay the difference between the retail price and rental fee.

All rented books must be returned to the American River College Store by the  Rental Return Due Date  (see Textbook Rental Contract for dates).

We cannot accept late returns as our agreement with our textbook wholesale partners require us to return the books immediately at the end of the term.

The store will send a reminder email notification to your Los Rios Gmail account as a courtesy. You remain responsible for minding the Rental Return Due Date whether you receive notification from the store or not.

REFUND DATES

NO RETURNS AFTER START OF CLASS​

Term Start of Terms Last Day for
Refund
Last Day for
Refund with
Proof of Drop
Full Semester Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
First Eight Weeks Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
Second Eight Weeks Oct 18 Oct 19* N/A
First Five Weeks Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
Second Five Weeks Oct 2 Oct 5* N/A
Third Five Weeks Nov 6 Nov 9* N/A
2nd Eight Weeks
(Alternate)
Oct 20 Oct 26* N/A
1-5 day Classes NO RETURNS AFTER START OF CLASS

TEXTBOOK RENTAL AGREEMENT

Agreement Terms

1. I am at least 18 years of age. I am entering this Textbook Rental Agreement (“Agreement”) with the American River College Store of my own free will. I will return the Rented Materials to the American River College Store, located on the ARC Main Campus.

RENTAL FEE REFUND

2. RENTAL FEE REFUND. Rental Fee refunds will be granted until 8/31/18, or by 9/7/18 with proof of drop. Refunds for late-starting classes will be granted through Friday of the first week of instruction with proof of enrollment (see below for refund dates). There are no refunds for 1-5 day classes after the start of class. The book needs to be returned in the same condition as when it was rented, along with the original receipt. I have until 12/21/18 to decide if I would like to convert the rental into a regular purchase. If so, I will pay the difference between the retail price and rental fee.

FAILURE TO RETURN

3. FAILURE TO RETURN. If I fail to return the Rented Materials by 12/21/18, or return them in an unsalable condition, I authorize
the American River College Store to charge the following Failure to Return Fees to my credit card on file: (1) replacement fee
(retail book price less rental fee paid), PLUS (2) a processing fee of 20% of the retail book price. Retail book price is based on the
retail book price at time of rental. The American River College Store is not responsible for reminding me of the Rental Return
Due Date. I understand that returns will not be accepted after the Rental Return Due Date and that once the Failure to Return
Fees are paid, the book is mine to keep. The Failure to Return Fees are in addition to the original Rental Fee

CREDIT CARD DECLINED

4. CREDIT CARD DECLINED. If I fail to return the Rented Materials by 12/21/18, and my credit card is declined, I understand that the store will put my records on hold and send my account to a collection agency. The store will charge me, in addition to the Failure to Return Fees, a $39.00 service fee for each book not returned. Plus I may incur additional fees by the collection agency. My records will not be released until all outstanding fees are paid.

CONDITIONS UPON RETURN

5. CONDITIONS UPON RETURN. Minimal highlighting and pencil writing in rented textbooks is permitted. However, rented materials must be returned in complete and salable condition. This means the spine is intact, there is no damage and all component parts of the book must be present. LIQUID DAMAGE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I am responsible for any loss or theft of the rented materials. CDs included in a rental book must be returned in undamaged condition with that book.

CARD AS SECURITY

6. CARD AS SECURITY. I will not cancel or exceed the purchasing limits of the credit card on file until the rented materials are either returned to the American River College Store or the Failure to Return Fees are paid. My credit card must not expire prior to 1/31/19.

TAX

7. TAX. Normal tax rates will apply.

RENTAL RETURN DUE DATE

8. RENTAL RETURN DUE DATE: Friday, December 21, 2018
1/2/19 – As a courtesy, the store will allow one business day grace period for returns.
1/3/19 – The store will still accept the book and an additional 10% of the retail book price will be charged as a late fee.
1/4/19 – The book is no longer returnable and the Failure to Return Fees will be charged.
I agree to the Textbook Rental Agreement terms and conditions. I certify that I have read & understand the terms of this Agreement.
REFUND DATES

NO RETURNS AFTER START OF CLASS​

Term Start of Terms Last Day for
Refund
Last Day for
Refund with
Proof of Drop
Full Semester Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
First Eight Weeks Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
Second Eight Weeks Oct 18 Oct 19* N/A
First Five Weeks Aug 25 Aug 31 Sep 7
Second Five Weeks Oct 2 Oct 5* N/A
Third Five Weeks Nov 6 Nov 9* N/A
2nd Eight Weeks
(Alternate)
Oct 20 Oct 26* N/A
1-5 day Classes NO RETURNS AFTER START OF CLASS

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