Rental Returns

CSULB Bookstore Rental Returns

Spring 2024 Rental Returns are due on or before Friday, May 17, 2024. Rentals not received on or before the due date are subject to the replacement costs and fees, as stated on the rental agreement.


Please visit us in-store at the Book Information counter located towards the back of the store to return your rental(s) by the due date.

Student ID # is required. Okay for family or friends to return your rental(s) as long as they have your Student ID #.


You can ship back your rental(s), which must arrive on or before 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 bring them to the One Stop Book Drop location.  For more information, visit Sell Textbooks.