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COVID-19 Rental Return Update!


Students who rent textbooks and students who are the recipient of a textbook scholarship are REQUIRED to return all rentals that were issued to them. Any rental or scholarship textbooks not returned by the deadline will be charged, at the full retail value, to the student. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and campus building closures, students will return spring semester rental textbooks using one of the two contact free options below.

OPTION #1 - FREE SHIPPING FOR RENTAL RETURNS

The Cowley College Bookstore will be providing USPS Return Shipping Labels to all textbook rental customers.

  1. Students with outstanding rental textbooks will receive an email message that includes a list of all rental items that are required to be returned. Be sure to return all rental textbooks listed in the email.
  2. Print and complete the Textbook Return Form and include inside the shipment.
  3. Generate and print the USPS Return Shipping Label, using the Cowley Student ID number as the RMA.
  4. Carefully pack textbooks, including the Textbook Return Form, and ship to the Cowley College Bookstore.
  5. Students will receive an email confirmation once the rentals have been received and checked in by the Cowley College Bookstore.
  6. All rental shipments must arrive at the Cowley Bookstore no later than May 15, 2020.

OPTION #2 - CONVENIENT BOOK DROP

Students who reside in the Ark City area are welcome to utilize the no contact Book Drop at the Cowley College Bookstore. Located on the west side of the building, the Book Drop is available to students 24/7.

Cowley College Bookstore
207 W. 5th Avenue
Arkansas City, KS 67005

  1. Students with outstanding rental textbooks will receive an email message that includes a list of all rental items that are required to be returned. Be sure to return all rental textbooks listed in the email.
  2. All textbooks deposited in the Book Drop must include a Textbook Return Form. Do not write on or inside the rental textbook!
  3. Students will receive an email confirmation once the rentals have been received and checked in by the Cowley College Bookstore.
  4. All rental textbooks must be deposited in the Book Drop by 4:30pm on May 15, 2020.

 

Cowley Textbook Rental Agreement


As a low cost alternative to purchasing course materials, Cowley students may elect to enter into a rental agreement with the Cowley Bookstore. The rental agreement is effective for the current semester/session only.

Per terms of the rental agreement, students understand:

  • All titles for rent are property of the Cowley College Bookstore.
  • Students are responsible for inspecting the condition of the rental material. Any existing damage must be reported to the Cowley College Bookstore within seven days of rental. Students accept responsibility for any damage upon return of the rental at the conclusion of the semester.
  • Textbooks are to be returned in good salable condition as determined by the Cowley College Bookstore. Very limited highlighting and writing are acceptable. The rental item is not in salable condition, for example, if it is damaged by liquids (rain, snow, coffee, juice, etc.), fire (scorched), chemical spills, tooth marks (rodents, pets, etc.), or spine damage, or if there are any missing component parts. Students are responsible for risk of loss from any cause, including theft or lost items. If the item is not in salable condition, student agrees to pay the Replacement Cost plus a $25.00 Non-Return Fee for each item damaged or missing.
  • Textbooks rented at the Cowley College Bookstore may be returned for a full refund prior to the last day for 100% full refund. A Cowley College Bookstore register receipt or mail order packing slip are required for all refunds and exchanges.
  • When returning a rented textbook, a Cowley Student ID card and/or Cowley Student ID number must be presented to ensure that the rental is returned to the proper student account.