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Textbooks & Rentals

* Step 4 Applies only if you are renting.

Step 1: Search

CengageBrain offers you thousands of products, which will help you succeed in your courses.

  • The best way to search for your textbook or course materials is by ISBN.
  • You can also search by book title or author.
  • Or you can browse our catalog of products organized by subject.

Step 2: Buy or Rent

With CengageBrain.com, you'll enjoy savings of 15-20% off if you buy and up to 70% off for rentals.

  • Once you have found your course materials, choose from a variety of format options ranging from print to digital.
  • You can also choose to rent your textbook, picking 60, 90, 130, 260, or 540 day rental periods. Extensions are available.
  • Once you've picked the format and price option that meets your needs, just add the product to your cart and proceed with checkout.

Step 3: Receive

Your textbook(s) will be delivered to your doorstep and you’ll get 14 days of free eBook access while you wait for your book to arrive.

  • Textbooks will arrive in 5 - 7 business days. All digital materials are available for instant access within MyHome (your personalized content dashboard).
  • Orders over $25 will be shipped for free.
  • Rental orders will receive a $3.99 shipping fee but receive free return shipping upon the end of the rental period.

Step 4: Return

Use the prepaid shipping label to return your books to us for free.

  • Print out a label for each book that you wish to return.
  • Make sure that you package each book separately.
  • Take your package to the nearest UPS drop off location at least 5 business days before your due date is up.




Rental Options


  • Refunds are available within 30 days of purchase. They must be in a saleable condition.
  • You can cancel a rental within the first 30 days of your start date.
  • You may extend your rental due date for 15, 30, 60, 90 or 130 days after the first 30 days of your rental but before the due date.
  • You can convert your rental to purchase after the first 30 days but before your rental due date. Find additional information in our FAQ's.

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