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Rental Returns

Rental Returns

Rentals must be received on or before the rental return due date. Rentals not received on or before the due date are subject to the replacement costs and fees, as stated on the rental agreement.

Fall 2020 Due Date – Saturday, December 19, 2020 


Beginning December 16, 2020, you can drop off your rental(s) at our drive-through drop-off station in Parking Lot E10:

  • Wednesday to Friday, December 16 to 18 – 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, December 19 – 10am to 4pm

Rules and guidelines for drive-through drop-off stations:


You can ship back your rental(s), which must arrive on or before the due date. 

  • Please include a packing slip with your name, student ID#, email, # of rentals, and the semester.
  • We recommend using a trackable method such as UPS, FedEx, or USPS. 
  • Ship to:  

    ATTN: Rental Returns 
    CSULB Bookstore 
    6049 East 7th Street 
    Long Beach, CA 90840 

Other Important Information

  • Rental Buyout– Interested in keeping your rental? The rental buyout price is the difference between the purchase price and rental price you already paid. It is listed as the “replacement cost” on your receipt. If you would like to keep your rental, you will need to request a rental buyout on or before the due date.  Please visit us at Customer Service or email us at and mention you would like to do a rental buyout.
  • Library Book Drop Bins – please do NOT return your CSULB Bookstore rentals in the Library book drop bins.
  • Unacceptable Condition – rentals not in acceptable condition will not be “checked in” and are subject to the replacement charges.
  • Textbook Buyback – if you are interested in selling back your non-rental books, please visit our Sell Textbooks website for more information.