• Textbook Rental Program

    Yearly textbook rental fees are included in Hamline's undergraduate tuition rates. The textbook rental program is a mandatory program for all undergraduate students, as well as new transfer students. 


    About the includED® Rental Program

    Hamline University and Hamline Bookstore are introducing includED®, a convenient and affordable new textbook rental program that provides all your required course materials, rented to you as part of your tuition or fees. This enables you to know the full cost of your class upfront with no surprises about additional out of pocket costs for required course materials.

    Registering for your classes and then buying your textbooks used to be two separate chores. Through the includED program, you can experience additional convenience and accessibility to your course materials without having to sign up, order online or shop around for the best price. With includED your course materials can be picked up at and returned conveniently on campus, with no additional out of pocket expense to you! Hamline University will bill your student account a flat fee per semester for your includED rental books.

    Hamline Bookstore will collect your registration information from the University and prepare your rental book package for you before the term begins. You will receive an automated email when books are processed, giving you a list of the titles and the cost to buy each item if you would prefer to purchase a textbook rather than rent it. Any of the rented materials are eligible to purchase for an additional fee paid to Hamline Bookstore. Be sure to return your rental books by the last day of finals to avoid paying additional fees to the bookstore. With the includED program, now you can get all your required course materials for all your classes simply and affordably. You can eliminate the time spent searching for deals on books AND you no longer have to worry about getting the wrong book or edition. The includED program guarantees you’ll have all the books you need from day one, making it easier for you to study, learn and be successful in your studies.

    Of course, if you have any questions about the includED program, we’re happy to help. Just contact hubookstore@hamline.edu. Thanks and have a great semester!