UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Textbook Services

Spring Textbook Issue

Textbooks for Spring semester can be checked out at Textbook Services starting Tuesday January 17th. See our full expanded schedule below. To get your booklist for Spring term, go to  go.uwrf.edu/MyBooks , and log in with your student ID and password. Appointments are required. You can use the link below to schedule an appointment.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR TEXTBOOK PICKUP

Textbook Pick-up Hours

Tuesday Jan. 17 - Friday Jan. 20 - 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday Jan. 21 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Jan. 22 - 12 pm - 6 pm
Monday Jan. 23 & Tuesday Jan. 24 - 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday Jan. 25 - 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday Jan. 26 & Friday Jan. 27 - 8 am - 4 pm

To have your textbooks mailed to you submit a mailing request at
https://www.uwrf.edu/TextbookServices/Mailing-Books.cfm. The $15 mailing fee will be charged to your eSIS account once we receive the request. Please check your booklist to confirm you need a textbook before submitting a mailing request.

All textbooks will be due by 4 p.m. on May 12, 2023. Any previous damages to textbooks checked out to you should be reported within the first 2 weeks of classes. Textbooks for dropped classes need to be returned within 4 calendar days of the drop date.

If you have any questions concerning textbook issue, please email us at textbookservices@uwrf.edu.

Fall Textbook Return

Fall textbooks were due by 4 p.m. on December 30, 2022. Textbooks should be returned to the Textbook Services Help Desk. You can use our drop boxes when we are closed. Late fines and fines for damages to textbooks will be applied. All Fall textbooks must be returned and fines paid before students can check out Spring term textbooks.

If you are mailing textbooks back to Textbook Services, they should be mailed to: UW-River Falls, Textbook Services, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022. Include tracking on your package and email the tracking number to Textbook Services. They must be postmarked by the due date to avoid late fines.

If you have any questions concerning textbook issue, please email us at textbookservices@uwrf.edu.

J-term Textbooks

Textbooks for J-term can be checked out at the Textbook Services Help Desk starting Saturday December 17th. To get your booklist for J-term term, go to  go.uwrf.edu/MyBooks , and log in with your student ID and password. Appointments are not required. All books from Fall term must be returned before checking out J-term books.

To have your textbooks mailed to you submit a mailing request at
https://www.uwrf.edu/TextbookServices/Mailing-Books.cfm. The $15 mailing fee will be charged to your eSIS account once we receive the request. Please check your booklist to confirm you need a textbook before submitting a mailing request.

All J-term textbooks are due by 4 p.m. on January 23, 2023. Any previous damages to textbooks checked out to you should be reported within the first 2 weeks of classes.

If you have any questions concerning textbook issue, please email us at textbookservices@uwrf.edu.

Textbook Services Changes

Changed from eSIS to Alma

Textbook Services moved the management of our collection from eSIS to Alma (the online platform used by the library.) All check-outs, check-ins, and fines will be handled by Alma. Students will be able see what is currently checked out by logging into MySearch@UW and selecting My Loans. Some other impacts to this change:

  • Students will receive an email from circulation@uwrf.edu after textbooks are checked out, when textbooks are checked in, when they are due, after they are overdue, and monthly email reminders on the 2nd of every month.
  • Fines for late and lost books will be similar to the library.
    • Late fines will now be $1/day per book to a maximum of $10 per book.
    • At 28 days overdue, books will be set to LOST and an additional $10 long overdue fee will be applied.
    • Lost or severely damaged books will have to be paid for at replacement value in Alma.
Hours of Operation

Monday        8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday        8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday  8 am - 4 pm
Thursday      8 am - 4 pm
Friday           8 am - 4 pm

After Hours Returns

Textbook Services has two drop boxes for after hour textbook return. They are only open when Textbook Services is closed. One is outside the southeast entrance to the Chalmer Davee Library (doors facing the UC.) The other is set in the wall to the left of our service window at 241 Chalmer Davee Library.

Spring term textbooks can be checked out starting Tuesday, January 17th.

Instructions for Shipping Textbooks Back to UWRF

  1. Pack all textbooks in a cardboard box or USPS Flat Rate Box. Fill any voids with packing material (e.g. air pillows, bubble wrap, newsprint).
  2. If you have only one or two books, you may use a padded shipping envelope instead of a box.
  3. Include a sheet of paper with your name and Falcon ID ("W") number inside the package.
  4. Seal box with packing tape.
  5. Address the package to: UW-River Falls Textbook Services, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022.
  6. Take the box to a Post Office, UPS Office or FedEx Store.
  7. Email tracking number to textbookservices@uwrf.edu.

General Information

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

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Contact Us

Textbook Services

textbookservices@uwrf.edu

Phone:  715-425-3106

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

241 Chalmer Davee Library

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