UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Textbook Services

How to Report Damages & Dropped Classes

Any previous damages to textbooks checked out to you should be reported within 2 weeks after you check them out. If you need to report damages, please bring the damaged book(s) to the Textbook Services Help Desk.

Textbooks for dropped classes need to be returned within 4 calendar days of the drop date. This is very important, as another student may need that copy of the book.

Fall Textbooks

Textbooks for Fall semester can be checked out at the Textbook Services Help Desk. To get your booklist for Fall term, go to  go.uwrf.edu/MyBooks , and log in with your student ID and password. Appointments are no longer required.

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 once we receive the request. Please check your booklist to confirm you need a textbook before submitting a mailing request.

All textbooks are due by 4 p.m. on December 30, 2022. 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.

Spring & Summer Textbook Return

All Summer textbooks were due by 4 p.m. on September 6th, 2022. All Spring textbooks were due by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13th, 2022. Return textbooks at the Textbook Services Help Desk. You can also use our drop boxes when we are closed.

Late fines and fines for damages to textbooks will be applied. All Spring & Summer textbooks must be returned and fines paid before students can check out Fall 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.

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.

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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