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Are you looking for a way to keep your bookstore customers from shopping elsewhere? Do you worry about competing with the many textbook buying avenues students have these days, particularly on the Internet? How would you like to offer students dramatic savings on their textbook needs while increasing your bottom line?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then SmartRental, from Total Computing Solutions, is the perfect answer. SmartRental is the next big advance in textbook management, enabling you to offer students a lower priced alternative to the skyrocketing costs of textbooks. SmartRental integrates fully with TCS’s textbook management and POS modules, SmartText and SmartPOS, allowing you to rent out as many titles as you want while keeping track of each book and the customer it’s tied to. SmartRental will even send out automatic email notices and reminders, leaving you more time to better manage your store. SmartRental also interfaces with SmartGM allowing you an increased opportunity to capitalize on the rental market. Take a look at all the great features and bene!ts SmartRental has to offer.


  • Convert any new or used textbook to a rental item
  • Flexible pricing models allow you to tailor prices based on many different factors.
  • Integration into the Loyalty database which allows for student tracking and follow up.
  • Automated email return reminders and past-due notices.
  • Book returns tracked and compared against original textbook. Customer billed for any damages.
  • Convert any textbook to a rental item during a POS transaction.
  • Convert any rental item back to inventory and sell it during a POS transaction.
  • Any tender code can be used for rentals and additional fees, i.e. Cash, Check, Credit Card, A/R, etc.
  • Complete management and detailed reporting.
  • Multi-store locations have the flexibility of renting and dropping off from any store.
  • Same great benefits are also available for General Merchandise items.
  • Complete integration to SmartText, SmartGM, SmartPOS, SmartAR, SmartLedger & Campus Webstore.


  • Cost Effective and Efficient
  • Fully Integrated Solution
  • Windows and Linux Compatible
  • Easy-to-Use Graphical Interface
  • Completely Customizable
  • Flexible Hardware Requirements
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Robust Integrated Database
  • Minimal Training Requirement
  • 24/7/365 Responsive Technical Support



SmartRental is designed to be flexible. It runs on widely
accepted, non-proprietary, commercially available hardware. As part of SmartSuite, SmartRental is resource friendly and will efficiently utilize the hardware on which it is installed. Because it uses commercial off-the-shelf technology, it is the most cost effective and efficient solution available today. In addition, we also carry the best warranty in the industry! With SmartRental, you are supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year by our highly rated support organization. When it comes to your business, TCS has your back covered!


SmartRental is easy to use and, like our other products, is
created around leading operating systems in the industry today. SmartRental was developed around Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 and Linux. Our Graphical User Interface (GUI) is simple to use and easy to navigate. With SmartRental, training is held to a minimum while efficiency and effectiveness increases exponentially.


  • College Bookstores
  • Web Bookstores
  • Multi-Store
  • Chain Stores