Chegg.com is an online textbook rental company in the United States, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. Students rent textbooks and manage their accounts online at Chegg.com and can also access the site via Facebook Connect. Since inception, the company has rented over two million text books on over 6,400 college campuses nationwide. Chegg.com pioneered the concept of college book rentals and now has more than 4.2 million titles available to students in their online catalog.
College students know the drill. Schools charge you over a hundred dollars for a textbook, then come out with a new edition the following year, making your edition of the textbook obsolete (or at least less-widely used) and therefore greatly diminishing its value, so that even if you were to try to sell it back to the school, you would only get around half of what you originally paid for it. While colleges and universities are meant to provide you with an education, … more