For Current Students

Student Textbook Policies

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The following is a brief summary of the key points in the Student Policies for Textbook Services (TBS). For the full policies document click on the link at the end of the summary.

Textbook Issue (i.e. check out)

  • You must have a valid picture ID (UWRF ID, Driver’s License, passport) to check out books.
  • TBS fines on your Alma (Search@UW) account must be paid before checking out books.
  • All textbooks from previous semesters or dropped classes must be returned before more textbooks can be checked out.
  • You must check out your own textbooks.  
  • You are responsible for the materials you check out.
  • Distance learners can have books mailed to them.

Textbook Return (i.e. check in)

  • Books must be returned by due dates. This includes books from dropped classes which are due 4 calendar days from the drop date. Late fines will be charged for late returned books.
  • Books must be properly checked in by TBS staff before being returned to the shelves.
  • You are responsible for returning your books to the shelves. Fines are charged for improperly shelved books.

Lost, Stolen and Damaged Textbooks

  • Fines will be assessed for damages to textbooks (see link below for fines rubric.)
  • Materials that are lost, or damaged beyond repair, must be paid for at full replacement value.
  • You have 2 weeks after check out to report any previous damage to your books.
  • If you find and return a lost book for which you paid, you may receive a partial refund.
  • If the book was stolen, provide a copy of the police report and fines will be waived.

Buying Our Books

  • Books which have beed discontinued from our inventory are available for sale except during textbook issue and textbook return. Prices range from $0.75 to $5.00.
  • Students may purchase books from our current inventory at a discount of 10% off the Replacement Price in Alma (usually Publisher’s List Price.) Current inventory sales are restricted to October-December and March-May.

Fines and eSIS Holds

  • If you owe a fine to TBS, a hold will be placed on your eSIS account. You will not be able to register for classes (including adding a class), receive grades, check out textbooks, or request a copy of your transcript.
  • Overdue notices are sent out when obligations are over 30 days old.
  • Overdue accounts may be referred to Student Billing for collections action in accordance with University policy.

Fines Listing

Full Student Policies document for TBS (being updated)

Textbook Due Dates

Summer 2022:  Sept. 6, 2022

Fall 2022:  Dec. 30, 2022

All books are due by 4:00 pm on the due date.

Contact Us

Textbook Services

Phone:  715-425-3106

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

241 Chalmer Davee Library

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