UH BOOKSTORE HAS AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOK OPTIONS READY FOR THE FALL
Costs can add up for college, and
the UH Bookstore is prepared to help students find a better
solution to their textbook needs. Students will find the most
affordable options available for their textbooks at the UH
Bookstore as they begin the school year.
“We are excited about fall 2011. With all the options available
like rental, digital, used and new textbooks for our UH
students, we are confident our customers will pick the best
option for their study habits and budgets,” said Felix Robinson,
general manager for UH Bookstores.
So far for the fall semester, 74 percent of total courses have a
rental title available, and 43 percent of courses have a digital
The rental program has been gaining popularity since its launch
in August 2010. Students can save over 50 percent compared to
buying a new book and use financial aid, school debit or credit
cards for the rental. The UH Bookstore will send out an email to
students at the end of the semester to remind the renters to
return the books the day after finals. Students can also convert
the rental fee into a purchase within the first two weeks of
class if they decide they want to buy the textbook. Robinson
said 99 percent of students who rented from the campus bookstore
said they would rent again. He recommends for students to shop
early because rental textbooks are the first to go.
Robinson also encourages students to consider purchasing digital
textbooks in order to save up to 60 percent off compared to the
price of new books. Students will also receive the e-textbook
immediately. Barnes and Noble has a free e-textbook application
NOOKstudy that allows students
to organize their materials and study smarter.
For more information on textbook options at the UH Bookstore,
To watch a video on textbook rentals,