Barnes & Noble introduces textbook rental service
NEW YORK Barnes & Noble announced that it has introduced a textbook rental service through BN.com, making the company the first full-service textbook provider to launch such an offering. The company also announced that it has made available NOOKstudy by Barnes & Noble, its new, free, innovative study platform and software solution that gives college students the freedom and flexibility to access e-textbooks, other digital content and organizational tools to learn more efficiently, collaboratively and across content sources and formats, using technology they already own -- their PC or Mac.
The new textbook rental option at BN.com features thousands of the top textbooks at up to a 60% discount, the company reported.
“As leaders in the college bookselling arena, we aim to deliver college students the greatest choice, flexibility, savings and value when it comes to their textbook, reading and study needs,” said Tracey Weber, EVP textbooks and digital education for Barnes & Noble.com. “With new, used, rental and digital textbooks, we offer students across the country the ability to choose the formats that are best for them -- whether they prefer digital, physical, renting or owning.”