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                                                                   The College Store
                                                      Hobart and William Smith Colleges

                                                         Textbook Rental Agreement
                                                               Terms and Conditions

  • I understand that I have entered into a Textbook Rental Agreement with The College Store at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
  • I have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions as described below.
  • I am at least 18 years of age and have entered into this Textbook Rental Agreement with The College Store of my own free will. I understand that the rented textbook is the property of The College Store and that I will return the rented textbook in saleable condition to The College Store. I am responsible for any loss or theft of the rented textbook.
  • I will secure the rented textbook(s) with Visa, MasterCard or debit card at the time of the order.
  • I can rent designated textbooks at any time during the semester while supplies last. The Rental Fee entitles me to use the rented textbook for the entire semester in which it was rented.
  • I may return the rented textbook early but will not be reimbursed for any portion of the Rental Fee.
  • Option to Buy: I have the option to purchase the rental textbook within 14 days of the 1st day of class. The rental fee will be refunded. I must present the rental textbook. I will be charged regular retail price based on the textbook’s original condition: new or used.
  • Class is dropped: Rented textbook can be returned for a full refund during FIRST week of class. Rented textbook, receipt required.
  • Refunds: Rental Fees will be refunded only (1) upon proof that the course was cancelled by The Colleges, (2) class is dropped or (3)rental textbook is subsequently purchased.
  • Withdrawal or Leave of Absence from HWS: I will return rented textbook(s) to The College Store immediately upon being granted a withdrawal or Leave of Absence from HWS.
  • Rented Textbook Return Date: I will return the rented textbook(s) to The College Store immediately following the end of the last scheduled final exam for the semester in which the textbook was rented. Returns will NOT be accepted after 3 days from the last final exam for the semester in which the textbook was rented.
  • Failure to Return: If I fail to return the rented textbook by the timelines outlined above, I understand that The College Store will charge the associated fees as outlined below to my secured credit/debit card. The College Store is not responsible for reminding me of the Rental Return Date.
  • Conditions upon Return: Normal highlighting and writing in rented textbooks is permitted and acceptable. However, rented textbooks must be returned in complete and saleable condition. This means the spine of the book is intact, there is no damage to the textbook, and all component parts of the book are present. The College Store determines salable condition and all such decisions are final. Rented textbooks returned to The College Store, whether or not in damaged, unsaleable condition, or good condition, will not be returned to me. Unsaleable textbooks will be disposed of at the discretion of The College Store.
  • Payment Security:

    • Credit Card or Debit Card: I understand that the credit card or debit card used to secure the rented textbook must remain valid until 15 days after the Return Date.
I understand that (1)in the event that the credit/debit on file for this Agreement is no longer valid or in the event that the purchasing limit of said account has been exceeded, The College Store will bill me through the Student Account Office at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. (2) If it becomes necessary to turn any accounts over to a third party for collection, I agree to pay any additional collection costs which will be added to the outstanding balance. (3) Registration privileges for future classes may be revoked if fees remain unpaid.
  •   Fee Structure
Description          Fee    Explanation                    

Rental Fee             TBD    Established by Textbook Department prior to Rental Period

Late Fee                $15     Applied when rented textbook is returned after the Rental Return
                                      Date, outlined above

Damage/Lost Fee   TBD    NEW textbook price as determined at the time of rental

(*TBD To Be Determined)


Revised July 28, 2017