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 eSIS 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.

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 20% off the Unit Price in eSIS (usually Publisher’s List Price.) Purchase of current inventory is restricted to posted book sale periods.

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 mailed 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

Textbook Due Dates

Spring 2021:  May 8, 2021

Summer 2021:  Sept. 2, 2021

Fall 2021:  Dec. 22, 2021

Contact Us

Textbook Services

Phone:  715-425-3106

Fax:  715-425-0678

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

29 Hagestad Hall

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