Students on college campuses across Canada this fall will have the opportunity to rent, instead of purchase, textbooks, using their campus cards, financial aid, or other forms of payment.
Last year, Follett of Canada, an operator of college and university bookstores at 26 schools in Canada, saved students more than $500,000 in a pilot program at six Canadian locations. It is projected that its Rent-A-Text program can save students 50% or more off the cover price of the most popular textbooks.
“Our value-driven rental program offers students convenience, promised savings and multiple ways to pay, including financial aid and campus cards,” said Thomas A. Christopher, Follett of Canada president.
Follett of Canada’s Rent-A-Text program, which will continue to be managed locally and draw on materials and merchandise sourced from Canadian publishers, is available to students at their local bookstore and online through efollett.com. Rent-A-Text allows students the opportunity to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with course work.