UW-River Falls Textbook Services COVID-19 Response and Updates

In accordance with Governor Evers' "Safer at Home" order, Textbook Services will remain closed until April 24. This date is subject to change. See below for information on available services.

All updates on Textbook Services operations during the current campus situation will be posted here. For more information on all Library departments, please visit:

Return of Spring Term Textbooks

At this time we are encouraging all students not to return textbooks to campus. Our drop box will be closed until further notice.

We are currently developing a detailed plan for end of semester return. Final plan will be posted on our webpage.

Current information for return:

  1. All Spring textbooks will have their due date extended until Fall term. (Specific date not determined yet.)
  2. There will be no late fees for not returning them at the end of this semester.
  3. All fines for damages will be waived, except in cases where a replacement book must be purchased.
  4. We are looking at several options for how you can return your textbooks.

We may individually contact students to arrange prepaid shipping for textbooks that are needed for summer semester.

Checking Out Spring Term Textbooks

Any student who needs a Spring semester textbook, for what ever reason, including:

  1. A textbook you didn't check out earlier and now you need it,
  2. Your textbook is in a dorm room, or somewhere else, where you can't get it,
  3. You need your B session textbook,

send an email to Textbook Services ( with the Subject "Need Textbooks". Include in the email your name, "W" number, which class(es) including section (e.g. ENGL 200-01), and your full mailing address. We will determine if there is an eBook option for you, and if not, we will mail the textbook to you at no charge. Please be aware that due to current on-campus restrictions and current shipping delays, it may take from 3 to 6 business days to receive a physical textbook.

Temporary Removal of eSIS Holds

Due to the current situation on the UWRF campus, Textbook Services has temporarily lifted all Textbook holds on eSIS for currently enrolled students. This will allow students to enroll for Summer and Fall term classes. The holds will remain lifted until at least April 13th.

Textbook Services staff can be reached at

Textbook Services

General Information

Welcome to Textbook Services. Our mission is to provide primary and secondary textbooks and learning resources to University of Wisconsin-River Falls students in direct support of the curriculum. Our service is primarily for undergraduate students.


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Contact Us

Textbook Services

Phone:  715-425-3106

M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

29 Hagestad Hall

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