A South Jersey college offers a way to avoid sticker shock at the bookstore

    Camden County College is offering textbook rentals for students.  Dave Thognacki, director of business services at the school, says renting textbooks costs about half as much as buying and is as easy as renting a car.

    “At the end of the term they would return the textbook to the bookstore so they don’t incur any additional fees,” he says.  “At the time that they rent the textbook they do have to provide a valid credit card number in case they don’t return the textbook at the end of the semester.”

    Thognacki says some highlighting of the text and even some writing is allowed with the rentals.  He adds that the rentals are very valuable when new textbooks come out and there are no used books available.  He says all titles will be available for rent and 25% of the copies ordered will be set aside for the program.

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