Pilot program of renting textbooks spells savings for CAC students

By Ashton Graham

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - Just when you thought renting items became a thing of the past, a new innovation has swept across Central Arizona College's bookstores that are operated by Barnes & Noble.

Students now can rent their textbooks, saving more than 50 percent of what it would cost to purchase a brand new copy. The conveniences are unending - students can rent in-store or online, and the textbooks are available for pick-up or delivery. The bookstores also accept financial aid.

Students are permitted to keep the textbooks for the entire semester, while both highlighting and note taking are perfectly acceptable. At the end of the term, students will be gently reminded of return deadlines through Barnes & Noble's customer communication outreach plan.

Barnes & Noble launched the new textbook rental program in the fall of 2011, resulting in more than 1,000 textbooks rented at a student savings of more than $50,000. The company anticipates the savings to grow in future semesters and invites students to check out the exciting new program.

For more information about the rental program, please visit the bookstore website at visit www.centralaz.bncollege.com, or contact the nearest campus bookstore location:

• Signal Peak Campus - 520-494-5440
• Superstition Mountain Campus - 480-677-7709
• Aravaipa Campus - 520-357-2800

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814