Local college offers textbooks for rent

A local college is trying to help students cut down on school costs by offering a chance to rent textbooks for nearly half the full

BROOKLYN - A local college is trying to help students cut down on school costs by offering a chance to rent textbooks for nearly half the full price.

Brooklyn College is one of several colleges in the nation offering textbook rentals. The program offers substantial savings on a one-time rental fee rather than charging students for the cost of a new book.

Currently, only the most-used books are available for rent.

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