How does renting curriculum work?
Curriculum packages and books may be rented for the entire school year (August through May or September through June. The choice is yours) Some products are available for a Semester Rental (August through December OR January through May) Each product's rental period will be marked as a "Rental"- meaning for the school year, or as "Semester Rental" (for five months) The marked price is for the 10 month period (or semester period when specified)
Life of Fred Elementary Series books can be rented at any time of the year. The rental period is for the Elementary and Intermediate Series are 5 months (semester) rentals. All other LOF books are 10-month rentals.
Rental orders may be placed at any time of the year, but all rentals will be due by June 30 of the school year rented. Most of the rentals are greatly reduced after October. We are working on a pre-order plan that would allow you to make a partial payment when placing your order and pay the remainder right before the school year begins. When the final payment is made, we will send your order. Be watching for more information in the spring.
What if I order in the middle of the school year? If you place an order after the school year has started, your order will be sent right away and the rental due date will be June 30th of the current school year. If it is a semester rental, it will be due December 30 or June 30, Depending on which semester it was rented. (exception- Life of Fred) see explanation on Life of Fred page.
Why are not all books available for rent? We cannot rent consumable books. These types of books are made to be written in. All books have copyright laws and are not to be reproduced without the manufacturer's permission. We do not want to promote this behavior.
How long is the rental period? Rental and Semester: Rental- You have a 10 month rental period on all books unless stated otherwise in the description: August through May or September through June. Semester- Some books are a semester rental or a 5-month rental period. This will be stated in the description as well.
How do I know if the product is a purchase (I keep) or a rental?
Each item, in the description box, will say purchase (you purchase it and keep it) or rental. The rental period, semester or 10 month period, will also be stated in the description. Some items, you may choose to purchase or rent.
If books are listed as "purchase", are they new?
All products will be marked as purchase (which means new) or purchase used, which means the product has been used or purchase by some else and is being resold. The condition of the book will be listed in the description.
How does "Try before you Buy"/Rent-to-Own work or Two payment plan?
When you choose a product, purchase it as a rental. This will give you the option to, 1) Return it when the rental period is done, 2) Purchase it to keep. (At any time during your rental period you may email us at contact@yellowHouseBookRental.com and let us know that you wish to purchase (keep) the rentals. We will then let you know the purchase price, minus the rental fee.) or 3) Make two payments, one at the time you first rent the curriculum and the second when you contact us, get the pay off amount then pay the invoice we send you.
When is the best time to order/purchase my rentals for the next school year?
You may purchase and/or rent products at any time of the year. But, when planning for the upcoming school year, spring or early summer is the best time to put in your order. Please allow for more time for your order to reach you when ordering in August and September, which is our busiest ordering season. We have a limited supply of some rentals.
Can I get my purchased products sent right away? Do I have to wait for all my purchases and rentals to be sent to me in August or September?
Your order will be sent in one shipment unless otherwise requested. You will have a choice in the checkout process to tell us whether you want your books sent in August or in September,
What books can I SELL BACK to Yellow House Book Rental?
Any new book (or selected DVD's) that was purchased from Yellow House Book Rental, can be sold back to us, as long as it meets our requirements. Requirements are: Book (DVD) is in excellent condition, only very slight sign of wear. No water damage, writing or highlighting in the book. You may contact us at, contact@YellowHouseBookRental.com for further instructions and requirements, if you would like to sell any item back.
Special order (rental and purchase): Estimated time of delivery- up to 2-3 weeks, depending on the time of year ordered. We place large orders to our manufacturers in August. So, most special orders are in stock in August if you have questions, please email us at contact@YellowHouseBookRental.com
What happens if my book/DVD gets damaged during my rental period?
Please let us know by contacting us at contact@YellowHouseBookRental.com. You will be charged for the full price of the book/DVD. It will be yours to keep. If you return the book/DVD to us, and we deem that it is not in rental or saleable condition, you will be charged the full price of the book.
Do I pay full price for a rental if I chose to rent in the middle of the school year?
In October, we mark down our 10-month rental prices and then again in January. Please contact us for discounted prices available for renting full year curriculum mid-year.