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    Campus Barnes & Noble Offering Textbook Rental to Students

    Barnes & Noble, the University’s campus bookstore, is now offering students a new, multi-channel textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience.

    The innovative textbook rental program allows students to rent textbooks for less than 50 percent of the cost of purchasing new printed textbook. In addition, students have the option to rent their books either in the store or online from the store’s website:

    “We are committed to providing students with the widest range of content options and price points available,” said Chris Peterson, vice president of stores at Barnes & Noble College. “Whether students are interested in new books, used, digital or now rentals, they know they can find what they want and need at the Duquesne University bookstore.”

    Other textbook rental program features include:

    • Students can pay rental fees using any form of tender currently accepted by the bookstore including student financial aid and campus debit cards. For security purposes, a valid credit card must also be provided regardless of the tender used for the rental fee.
    • Students can highlight or mark the rented books just as they would if they purchased a book and planned to sell it back to the bookstore.
    • Students can convert their rental to a purchase during the first two weeks of class.
    • The rental period is for the duration of the semester. Rental books must be returned to the bookstore by the rental return date designated at the time of rental in salable condition. Students can return the books in person or mail them to the bookstore.

    Courtesy emails will go out as the end of the semester approaches reminding students to return their books. Books not returned (or returned in unusable condition) will be subject to replacement and processing fees.

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    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.