Your course materials management partner for higher education.


Education inspired. Technology driven.
A holistic approach to course materials management.


Early Faculty Adoptions

We provide your campus with technology that automates discovery and adoptions start to finish.

Easy Rental Buyback

We believe in efficiencies. Providing you with tools to keep your inventory local is key.

Low-Cost Inventory

We lower your cost of textbook supply, physical or digital, by sourcing from a vast supply network.

No-Risk Textbook Rentals

We’re experts in rental – the most efficient way to provide affordable textbooks to students.

Since founding the first online rental textbook company BookRenter, we’ve evolved from renting textbooks to technology that automates faculty adoptions and brings down the cost of textbook supply. We’re building a technology engine that will manage all kinds of content – physical and digital – and help you succeed in the changing educational landscape.



We’ve learned a lot inventing textbook rentals.

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Easy textbook commerce.

Students want to buy on their terms – anytime, anywhere. That’s why our flexible rental capabilities allow you to support textbook rentals in-store, online, or on any mobile device. Plus, the best part is they’ll save over 60% off the retail price of the textbook doing it.

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We get you in the supply game early.

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On-time adoptions.

Your faculty will love our online tool for adopting textbooks. You’ll get access to an easy-to-use interface, and convenient, automated email requests and reminders. And this streamlined approach means you’ll get access to the most competitive prices.

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You’ve taught us well.

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Low-cost supply.

We know procuring low-cost inventory is critical to your campus. With Rafter, you can source from hundreds of suppliers at market-based prices with the convenience of one consolidated shipment and invoice. In addition, you can control your inventory locally by buying back your rental returns at rock-bottom prices.

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You’re educating us, and we’re educating you.

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A new kind of partnership.

We’re collaborators on higher education and the best technology infrastructure. We’ll give you a strategic path forward — a blueprint for your future. Rafter offers comprehensive services, including dedicated support, webinars, and training. We are 100% focused on helping your campus succeed.

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400+ Million In Student Savings
Satisfaction Scores That Beat Amazon
1.7+ Million Students Served

Campuses are Winning!

“We got the textbook rental program up and running in no time... our students are ecstatic, Rafter has been and continues to be a great partner...”

Anthony Sanders, Assistant Bookstore Director, North Carolina State University

"By next year, rentals will likely be the majority of our unit volume... the Rafter partnership enables Chaffey to offer rentals without committing significant capital to a book rental operation."

Jared Ceja, Director of Auxiliary Services, Chaffey College

“Today’s college students are savvy shoppers. They expect rock-bottom pricing and superior customer service...”

Anthony Sanders, Assistant Bookstore Director, North Carolina State University

We've partnered with hundreds of schools nationwide, and are getting some impressive results – lowering costs, winning back students, and making campus stores more financially sound.

University of Texas 2.7 Million in student savings in 2013 on course material expense with EasyRent
North Carolina State 780,000 in student savings during fall peak
Chaffey College More foot traffic
= more revenue