The Madison College Bookstore operates the student-funded textbook rental program. The textbook rental program is entirely fee-funded. It is not designed to make a profit, and any excess revenue is returned to students in the form of reduced or flat fees in future years.

When you start each semester, there is a book rental supplemental fee of $7 per credit. This fee is added to your Tuition and Fees. This $7 rental fee covers most of the textbooks that are required for classes. This has saved Madison College students hundreds of dollars in textbook costs.

Some course materials may not be covered under the textbook rental program and payment will be required at the time of purchase. Learn more about our rental policies and student responsibilities.

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How to Rent Textbooks


Bring your student ID card to the Madison College Truax Bookstore. If you do not have one, bring your student ID number and picture ID to the counter.
An associate will retrieve your textbooks and check them out to you.


  1. Find your books online either via your student center or class schedule-list view
  2. Select the Rent $0.00 option
  3. Click add to cart
  4. Repeat for any rental required books needed for your courses
  5. Continue to checkout
  6. Complete checkout

How to Return Rental Texbooks

Return free via Madison College Drop Box

Return rental textbooks by the due date. All rented textbooks need to be returned to the bookstore within seven days of the last day of class. 
Drop box locations are available at each Madison College campus.

Return via USPS Media Mail

USPS Media Mail is the lowest cost option.  Return rental textbooks to this address:

Madison College Truax Bookstore
Attn: Rental Returns
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704