Textbook Rentals



Due to the disruptions caused by the current situation, the rental book return date for the Winter 2020 session has been postponed indefinitely. Once a date is found when we will be able to accept the returns, you will be notified by email. We will also post the information on our website and social media pages.

If you are unable to return the book by the new date, provisions will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Bookstore Textbook Rental – Right off the shelves

Renting your textbooks is an excellent way of keeping your overall course materials costs down. A rented textbook can save you up to 40% of the price of a new copy.

Please visit our store for all rentals1.

The In-Store Process

Books available for rent will have a sign on the shelf. No sign means that the book is not available for rent. There are limited numbers of books available for rent.

If you find an eligible book, grab a copy and go to the Textbook Rental Desk (see in-store signs). Carefully read, fill-out and sign a rental agreement. You must have a valid McGill student ID card as well as a picture ID to rent a textbook.

Once your agreement and books are verified at the Textbook Rental Desk, you can proceed to the cash with your books and other purchases.

The cashier will process your transaction. Sign the cash receipt (which is also the rental agreement).

Study hard!

Return the book to the bookstore before the due date (which appears on your receipt). You will receive a reminder email when the book is due back. Please keep in mind that late returns will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Rental Agreement

You can download a copy of the rental agreement HERE. Review and sign it before arriving at the store to help speed up the process. Any questions you may have can be answered by the staff at the Textbook Rental Desk.

NB: Vous pouvez télécharger le contrat de location en français ICI.

NOTE: 1 Textbook rentals are only available in-store and are not currently available via our Web store.