Friday, April 29, 2011

SMU to begin offering textbook rental program

Saint Mary’s will become part of a select group of colleges/universities offering students a textbook rental program. This opportunity is made possible thanks to a partnership forged between Saint Mary’s administration and the campus bookstore, managed by Barnes & Noble. With textbook rentals, students can realize tremendous savings, paying less than half of what they would to purchase a new, printed textbook.

This program allows students to rent their books either in the store or from their campus bookstore’s website — whichever is more convenient for them. While not every textbook title is included in the rental program, more than 30 percent of titles are available for rent.

For more information, on the Winona campus, go to: or on the Twin Cities campus, go to