Textbook Services

Fall Textbook Return

Fall textbooks are due Friday, December 22nd by 4:00 pm. Textbooks should be returned in person to Textbook Services, room 241, in Chalmer Davee Library. Late fines will apply if books are returned after the due date. We will be open the weekend before finals and extended hours during finals week (see below.) Textbooks can be returned at any time, if you no longer need them.

Textbook Return Hours

Saturday, December 16th:                    9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, December 17th:                      12 pm - 6 pm
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 18th-20th:  8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, December 21st:                    8 am - 5 pm
Friday, December 22nd:                       8 am - 4 pm

If you are unable to return your textbooks during our open hours, you can use one of our textbook drop boxes. We have one located just outside the library building, facing toward the University Center (UC). The other drop box is located inside the library, to the left of the Textbook Services Help Desk. Textbooks are checked in the next business day.

If you are unable to return textbooks in person, mail them to: UW-River Falls Textbook Services, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022. Email the tracking number to (shipping instructions at the bottom of this page.)

If you have any questions concerning textbook return, please email us at

Textbook Services Due Dates & Late Fines

Textbook due dates are typically the day after the last day of finals. For Summer and Winter terms the due date is the first day of classes of the following term (e.g., Fall term for Summer books.) If a student requires the book past the due date (e.g., took an incomplete, need to finish a paper), their instructor or advisor must email Textbook Services to request this.

  • Students will receive an email from 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.
  • Late fines are $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 fine will be applied.
  • After 60 days overdue, student account may be sent to Student Billing for collection.
  • 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

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

Phone:  715-425-3106

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

241 Chalmer Davee Library

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