Textbook rental gains popularity, saves money | Nooga.com.

UTC senior Roland Chapman has spent as much as $300 a semester on textbooks, so when given the chance to rent some books, he took it.

“I found out last semester that you can rent textbooks,” he said. “I would definitely rent one rather than buy one, mainly because some teachers really don’t use the text book and the book store gives you nothing in sell-back value.”

Officials with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said that next fall there are an array of changes happening at the school — from capital projects to changes in the meal plan.

Although the book rental program has been going on since last fall, leaders said renting books is an emerging trend.

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