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Rental Return Deadlines by Term

Winter Session 2020: January 15, 2021

Spring 2021: May 21, 2021

RETURNING RENTAL TEXTBOOKS


For the fall 2020 term, the rental return deadline is Friday, December 18th. 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.

Rental Return Locations

Cowley College will be accepting rental returns at FOUR convenient Cowley locations. When returning a rented textbook, a Cowley student ID card must be presented in order to properly return the textbook to the correct student account.

Ark City Campus Bookstore Mulvane Campus Sumner Campus Wichita Downtown Center
207 W. Fifth Ave. 430 E. Main St. 2208 Davis-White Loop 532 S. Market
Arkansas City, KS Mulvane, KS Wellington, KS Wichita, KS

Contact Free Return

Due to the ongoing pandemic, students may also return rental textbooks using one of the two contact free options below.

Ship Your Rental Returns
Students residing outside the Ark City and Wichita service areas can ship rental textbooks using their preferred shipper to the following address.

Ark City Campus Bookstore
207 W Fifth Ave.
Arkansas City, KS

  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 include all rental textbooks listed in the email.
  2. Print and complete the Textbook Return Form and include inside the shipment.
  3. Carefully pack textbooks, Textbook Return Form and ship to the Cowley College Bookstore.
  4. Students will receive an email confirmation once the rentals have been received and checked in by the Cowley College Bookstore.
  5. All rental shipments must arrive at the Cowley Bookstore no later than January 15, 2021.
  6. 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.

    Ark City Campus Bookstore
    207 W Fifth Ave.
    Arkansas City, KS

    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 include all rental textbooks listed in the email.
    2. Students who use the Book Drop must include a Textbook Return Form to ensure that the rentals are returned to the correct student account. 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 January 15th, 2021.


    5. 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.
      • In accepting the terms of this rental agreement, the student accepts responsibility to use the book and return the rental book to the Cowley Bookstore by the Rental Due Date.
      • Student understands that the rental fee is refundable only if the book is returned prior to the LAST DAY FOR FULL REFUND. The rental fee is not refundable after this date.
      • Students are responsible for inspecting the condition of the rental material. Any existing damage must be reported to the Cowley Bookstore within seven days of rental. The student accepts responsibility for any damage upon return of the rental at the conclusion of the semester.
      • Rental textbooks are to be returned in good salable condition as determined at the Cowley 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), tooth marks (rodents, pets, etc.), spine damage, or if there are any missing component parts. If the rental textbook is not in salable condition and the return is not accepted, student agrees to pay the Replacement Cost of the rental textbook plus a $25.00 Non-Return Fee for each damaged textbook.
      • If the rental textbook is lost, stolen or student decides to keep the textbook, the student can exchange the rental textbook for the purchase price of the textbook PRIOR to the Rental Due Date. The rental fee will be refunded and the student will be charged the purchase price of the textbook.
      • The Rental Due Date can be found on all Cowley Bookstore Register Receipts and Mail Order Receipts. Student accepts responsibility for returning the rental textbook to the Cowley Bookstore no later than the Rental Due Date. Rental textbooks shipped to the Cowley Bookstore must be received no later than the Rental Due Date. All shipments must include a Textbook Return Form. The Cowley Bookstore is not responsible for rental textbooks that are lost or delayed in transit via any carrier.
      • The Cowley Bookstore is authorized to charge the student credit card or student account for rental textbooks that are deemed damaged or not returned by the Rental Due Date. The student will be liable for the Replacement Cost of the rental textbook plus a $25.00 Non-Return Fee for each rental not returned. The Replacement Cost of the rental is equal to the full retail value of the textbook.