Students can download temporary copies of textbooks from Amazon's web site for reading on a Kindle, tablet, or a smartphone running free Kindle software. Amazon claims students can save up to 80% compared with the cost of purchasing traditional textbooks.
More information on Amzon's rental program here.
The site indicates that it is among the largest renters of textbooks. Cool feature: free shipping to return the rental items at the end of the lease.
West/Thomson has a casebook rental program that includes many popular casebook titles. Students can rent print or electronic versions of the casebooks and pay a monthly rental fee. If the casebook is not returned after the seventh month, the student will have purchased the book.
West/Thomson has a law school study aid subscription program. More information here.
Stay tuned as more publishers begin offering this service.