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Guidelines for Developing Textbook Rental Schemes in Schools

These guidelines were announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn in January 2013. The Guidelines provide practical advice to primary and post-primary schools on how rental schemes can be established and operated.

Wondering where to buy books for your Book Rental Scheme
or where to get good quality book covers?

Book Haven
The Book Haven provide a Book Rental Scheme for all primary and secondary schoolbooks – both new and second-hand. As a thank-you to schools for their business, the Book Haven supply their ‘SpeedyCover’ machines on loan to schools FREE OF CHARGE. Find out more here.
SchoolBook Rental Schemes
Do you offer a rental scheme to your students? Buy your new rental books for your school at Let us know what you require, and we will supply a quote to match your needs! Pre-schools, primary or secondary levels - Teachers, we have the titles you need! also offers covering service for €0.99 per book. Find out more .