Shipping Details

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Total Delivery Time

Total delivery time includes one to two business days for processing plus the shipping time from our warehouse to your doorstep. Business days are M-F and exclude holidays like New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Total time to delivery includes Processing and Shipping time

Note: Severe weather conditions may cause unexpected shipping delays. We are not responsible for Mother Nature’s actions and, like most companies, do not offer shipping refunds for resulting delays.

Shipping Options

Option Price Processing Time Delivery Time
Standard Shipping $5.99 FREE 1-2 Business Days 3-7 Business Days
Express * $9.99 for the first item,
$4.99 per additional item
1-2 Business Days 2 Business Days
Express Plus * $19.99 for the first item
$9.99 per additional item
1-2 Business Days 1 Business Day

*Please Note: Most Express orders cannot be cancelled once placed so double and triple check your order before placing it. We can’t deliver any Express or Express Plus shipments to P.O. Boxes or on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays.

Standard Shipping

Standard Shipping refers only to shipping within the 48 contiguous United States.

Shipping on new and used book purchases

Used and new book purchases are not covered by BookRenter's 5-Star Satisfaction Guarantee. Sorry, no returns or refunds. Coupons may not apply. Shipping cost will be applied.

Hawaii, Alaska & Puerto Rico

Due to their distances from, well, everything, shipments to Hawaii, Alaska & Puerto Rico cost an extra $10 per order for the Standard Shipping time frame and an extra $15 per order for Express or Express Plus Shipping. Sorry, free shipping promotions do not apply to HI, AK, or PR shipments.

APO/FPO/DPO and PO Boxes

We currently only deliver to U.S. addresses, and cannot ship to U.S. territories or APO/FPO/DPO addresses. P.O. Box delivery is only available with Standard shipping.


With extensions, you’re obviously just paying for extra time with your book(s). Hence, shipping charges do not apply. If your cart includes both rentals (or used purchases) and extensions, worry not – you’ll only be charged shipping for the rentals and used purchases.


Free Return Shipping

That’s right. We eat the cost for shipping your items back to us at the end of your rental term. It’s free. For return shipping, simply print your prepaid shipping label available from the returns page under My Account.

Please note: If you received free shipping, but choose to take advantage of our 21-day return policy and return the book for a refund, the actual cost of shipping the book to you will be deducted from the refund amount.

Returning rentals is easy and free. How to return »

Shipping cost on purchases

Our 5-star satisfaction guaranteed free shipping doesn't apply to purchased books. You will be charged for standard shipping cost if your cart includes only books you want to purchase.

TIP: In order to get free shipping, just add one rental to your cart.

Returning your books is easy and FREE.

1. Print, 2. Pack, 3. Return
  1. Login to print your pre-paid return shipping label and packing slip.
  2. We recommend keeping the box you received when your order arrived, but you can return your books in any box.
  3. We offer several easy return options — ship via UPS, USPS, or drop off at a local retail store.