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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Some Utah State University students are taking part in a new biology experiment. They're renting the textbook instead of buying it.
The book for the introductory biology course at USU sells for $129.35, but students can rent it for $28.75.
Students pay the rental fee at the beginning of the semester, then return the book after the final.
USU's textbook manager says the book rental has been popular.
Only 12 students purchased the biology book this semester -- 453 rented it.
Some students are hoping that book rental will become an option in other courses, too.
Information from: The Herald Journal
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