For maximum flexibility, Bronco Corner offers a variety of textbook options for you to choose from. Students can rent their textbooks or purchase new, used, or digital texts!
Our Textbook Rental Program allows you to rent your books for a term and return them after finals, offering savings of more than 50% off the price of the new book. Purchasing used textbooks allows students to save 25% off the price of the new textbook. For the most features, download eBooks and save up to 60%. eBooks are the same as the new textbook, but in digital format. They are not only eco-friendly, but convenient and can be downloaded right from our web site.
Ordering Textbooks Using Financial Aid
To purchase textbooks using your financial aid, you must transfer funds from your Bursar Account to your Flex Account on your ACCESS Card. You then use your Flex Account to purchase your textbooks. For more information on transferring funds from your Bursar Account to your Flex Account, please visit the ACCESS Card Office located in Benson Memorial Center, Room 106.
Yes, you may order your books online before you have transferred funds into your Flex Account, however you won’t be able to pick up your books until you have transferred funds and your Flex Account is charged.
Click here to order your textbooks online or click on the link in eCampus when you finish registering for classes.
You are encouraged to order your textbooks right after registering for classes to have the best opportunity to get rental and used books. Ordering your textbooks early also allows for your books to be ready for pick-up before the quarter begins.
Your credit card or Flex Account will be charged 2-3 weeks before classes begin. Even if you purchased your textbooks when you registered for classes in June or July, you will not be charged for them until 2-3 weeks before classes begin.
Pick up availability varies depending on many factors including what quarter it is, when you placed your order, and the volume of online orders. You will receive an email when your order is available for pick up. In general, if you place your order early (soon after registering for classes, weeks before classes begin), your textbooks should be ready for pick up the weekend before the quarter begins. If you place your order late (days before classes begin or after classes begin), please allow 48-72 hours for your order to be processed.
Online orders can be picked up at the Customer Service counter on the lower level of Bronco Corner, adjacent to the Textbook Department. Be sure to bring with you, either on your smart phone or printed out, the location bar code that will be emailed to you once your order has been processed.
You can sell books back to Bronco Corner at any time, but the best time to sell books back is in the last few weeks of the quarter.
Several factors are used to determine the cash value of used textbooks, including:
- Condition – Any book being sold back must be in good shape, with binding, covers, and every page intact. Excessive highlighting, underlining, or other markings may decrease a book’s buyback value.
- Course Materials Orders – If an instructor has requested your textbooks for next term, then the value increases. Books falling into this category may be worth more and get you a higher percentage of the original purchase price. Generally speaking, the textbooks will be purchased for up to 50% of their selling price until the store reaches its quantity limit.
- Overstocks and Current Editions Not Being Used on Campus – If we have reached our limit on a particular title for next term, or if your book has not been requested for next term and is a current edition, we may still purchase it based on various criteria, including national demand and needs of other bookstores.
Books can be bought back at the Customer Service counter on the lower level of Bronco Corner, adjacent to the Textbook Department.
Most forms of payment currently accepted at Bronco Corner can also be used for rentals including cash, credit card, and Flex Account. We do require a credit card be kept on file, even if you pay with a different method.
If the textbook rental is returned after the due date, or is damaged, we use the credit card on file to pay for a replacement book and processing fee, as described in your Rental Agreement. We want you to bring the book back so we don’t have to charge you!
The rental period begins the day you pay for the textbook rental and continues until the day after the last day of finals, as shown on your Order Confirmation. All rented textbooks must be returned to Bronco Corner, in good condition, by the Rental Return Due Date. Textbook rentals returned via mail must be postmarked by the Rental Return Due Date.
Yes! Just use the prepaid return shipping label available online. You can print it as often as you like, but you can only use it once. So if you’re returning multiple books, please put them in one box and use one shipping label. You can also just drop off your books at Bronco Corner.
Simple! We post the list of Textbook Rentals on Bronco Corner’s website and in Bronco Corner. Plus if you’re shopping in the Bookstore, look for signs in the book aisle. Online it’s really easy – if we’re renting a textbook, the “Rental” option will display in your book list alongside “New” and/or “Used” (if available). Just check the box and follow the instructions.
The drop/add policy for rented books is the same as for purchased books. Return the book to Bronco Corner within the allowed period along with drop/add documentation.
You may decide to convert your rental to a purchase through the second week of classes with no additional charge. To do this, you must contact Bronco Corner. We will credit you the rental charge and charge you for the book. After the first two weeks, rentals remain a rental for the term. However, you will be given the opportunity to purchase your rental at the end of the term. Students are emailed the Rental Buyout Option one week before the rental due date.
Normal highlighting and writing is permitted. Bronco Corner will use the same standards for determining acceptable condition of rental textbooks that it uses for determining condition of books sold back as used books during Buyback.
Yes, Bronco Corner can refuse to accept your rental book if it is not returned in good condition. Good condition will be judged by Bronco Corner alone, and generally means book spine intact, no excessive damage to the cover or contents, all original pages intact, all original components present, and no excessive highlighting, writing, or other markings. Normal-use highlighting and writing is permitted. If Bronco Corner determines your book to be not acceptable for return, then you will be charged for a replacement copy and a processing fee.
You will be charged for a replacement textbook along with a processing fee for any rented book not returned to Bronco Corner, regardless of the reason. The replacement cost and processing fee will be charged to the credit card on file. These fees are in addition to the rental fee.
- Replacement cost is 75% of the selling price of your book at the time of purchase.
- Processing Fee is 7.5% of the selling price at the time of purchase.
- These fees are in addition to the rental fee.
As a courtesy, we will send a reminder notice to the email address you provided during your rental checkout and on your rental agreement. However, it is your responsibility to return the book by the due date even if you do not receive this email. Please remember that rental books are due back – or must be postmarked by – the day after the last day of finals.
An eTextbook is a digital, downloadable version of a physical textbook.
eTextbooks are meant to be read on your MAC or PC via our e-Reader application. You do have the ability to download the free Yuzu app via the ITunes store for you iPad.
Yes, you can read your eTextbook on up to two (2) computers.
No. Once you’ve downloaded your eTextbook it is accessible to you anytime. However, you will need to be online to take advantage of the organizational features or when syncing your books. With an iPad, you will need to be connected to the web to access the book each day.
Some eTextbooks are accessible over the internet; however, most are accessible offline only and in your e-Reader application.
Yes, the publishers have worked hard to preserve all the content from the physical version to be used in the digital version. That means you’ll see the same graphs, charts, tables, drawings, etc. as you normally would in the physical version.
Restrictions have been set by the publishers to prevent unauthorized reproduction of their textbooks. These restrictions limit the number of pages you can copy and print from a book. We list most restrictions on the website prior to purchase.
Printing is tracked in whole pages, regardless of whether you select a paragraph or the whole page of text. You may not send more than 10 pages at a time to the printer. Copying is tracked in “copy instances.” A copy instance is worth 1,000 characters (including spaces). You receive a fixed allotment for print and copy when you first download your book. After you start using your allotment, you accrue pages back.
We currently offer thousands of textbook titles in digital format and more than 200,000 general eBooks. However, we realize there are still many titles not yet available and we are working closely with the publishers to continuously increase our collection of eTextbooks.
1. Find the title that you want to purchase, verify that we offer it in digital format, and then select the “Buy” or “Rent” option for the title.
2. Download and install your e-Reader application on your computer.
3. Open your e-Reader application and click the “Redeem” button to enter the access code from your receipt.
4. Once the title has been loaded into your library, click the book to download it to your computer.
5. Once it finishes downloading, you’re ready to read your book!
Due to the digital delivery format, eTextbooks do not include CD content or other companion materials that may be available with the new physical book.
You are allowed one (1) download of your textbook per the Digital Rights Management rules set by the publishers.
No, because your textbook is digital, there is nothing to return. If you choose not to buy the book or re-rent it at the end of your rental period, your license will simply expire and you will not have access to your textbook. You will still be able to access your notes. We do offer you a grace period after the expiration of your rental period to buy or re-rent the book.
All sales are final on eTextbooks.
Due to contractual obligations with publishers, eTextbooks can currently only be purchased by customers residing in the U.S. and Canada.
If you have purchased an eTextbook you will need to contact Yuzu customer service (www.yuzu.com). Of course, you may always contact your Campus Bookstore Manager.
E-Readers and Devices
E-reader applications allow you to view and interact with eTextbook content. To use an e-reader, you must download and install it in order to access the eTextbooks you purchased.
Yes, the Yuzu app is a free app on the iTunes store.
All of your notes and annotations on titles you’ve purchased are safely backed up to the “cloud.” You can always sync your text to the cloud and access it via the web application on www.yuzu.com.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a set of rules that have been set by the publishers to prevent unauthorized reproduction of their textbooks. Copy and print rules are set by the publishers. You can find each book’s copy and print restrictions on the Campus Bookstore website prior to purchase.
1. Download and install the Yuzu app on your iPad or visity www.yuzu.com for the web based e-reader.
2. Open your e-reader application and click the “Redeem” button to enter the access code from your receipt.
3. Once the title has been loaded into your library, click the book to download it to your computer. Once it finishes downloading, you’re ready to read your book!
No, access codes are good for one-time use only. Once an access code has been redeemed, it cannot be used again.
If your access code is not working or is loading an incorrect title, contact Yuzu customer service at www.yuzu.com.
If you purchased your eTextbook from the Campus Bookstore (in store or online), please return to the Bookstore so we may retrieve your transaction information and re-issue you an access code.
You can redeem your access code at any time. Your access code does not expire. Access codes are good for one time use only. Once it has been redeemed, it cannot be used again.