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Rental Returns

CSULB Bookstore 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.


You may drop off your rental(s) at the Drive-Up Drop Off station on or before the due date (when available).

Spring 2021 Drive-Up Drop Off stations in Parking Lot E10.

  • Wednesday through Friday, May 12 - May 14, 2021, 10AM to 5PM
  • Saturday, May 15, 10AM to 4PM

Masks required, gloves recommended.

Have the Drop Off Rental Return Form filled out prior to coming to campus. If you do not have a printer, please write down the needed information onto a piece of paper to submit. 

You may visit us inside the Bookstore to return your rental(s) on or before the due date. For store hours, please visit our About Us webpage


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.