Textbook Center Policies
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PERSONS ENTITLED TO USE THE TEXTBOOK CENTER
Students currently enrolled for on-campus courses pay text rental via segregated fees. The segregated fees are a part of a student's tuition. Books are to be returned to the Textbook Center at the end of each session. Should a student have an independent study or an incomplete, it is their responsibility, not the instructor's, to advise the Textbook Center of their need to keep their books past the due date.
PERSONS NOT ENTITLED TO USE THE TEXTBOOK CENTER
Students enrolled in the Distance Education Program, the Adult Education Program (AE), the Cross-Categorized Special Education Licensure Program (CC), the Educational Administration Certification Program (AE), the English Language Learning Teacher Licensure Program (ELL), and the Reading Specialist/Reading Teacher Programs (RE) do not pay textbook rental fees and are not entitled to check out books from the Textbook Center. For textbook information on Distance Education and Adult Education courses, see the Textbook Info links on this page.
Students are responsible for books checked out to them and will be billed for damaged, lost, or stolen books. This also includes other items such as DVD's, CD's, etc. that come with the books.
Students returning books in damaged condition, excluding normal wear, will be billed. The student pays a minimum penalty of $5. As the amount of damage increases, the penalty increases at the discretion of the Textbook Center manager. The penalty is based on the estimated time to repair the book. If damage is extensive, the full price of the book is due.
Damages include, but are not limited to: liquid (rain, snow, coffee, juice, etc.), fire (scorched), chemical spills, teeth marks (rodents, pets, children, etc.). It is STRONGLY recommended NOT to place water bottles and fruit in backpacks. Doing so could cause damage to books. If liquid damage happens, the entire cost of the damaged books will be due.
Replacement books (correct ISBN, title, author, edition required) will be accepted in lieu of any damaged book(s). If students wish to purchase a replacement book, they will owe a $5 per book re-processing fee. Replacement book(s) must be in good condition (as judged by the Textbook Center). They may not be shipped directly from the place of purchase to the Textbook Center. Replacement books are due by the last day of the published late fee period.
A Damage Fee of $5 per book will be assessed for tampering with or removal of the Textbook Center's bar code label.
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