UW-Barron County is one of the UW campuses that have a textbook rental system. The system is funded by a textbook rental fee that is collected as part of your tuition. The textbook rental system saves students hundreds of dollars each semester as books do not have to be purchased.
Rental textbooks for most on-campus courses are available for semester-long check-out in the library during regular hours.
All textbooks are due by the last day of finals each semester. Please note that unreturned textbooks accrue fines at the rate of $1 per book, per day. The final deadline for returning textbooks is ten days after the last final. At this time, we will no longer accept books back and the student will be charged the actual replacement cost of the book plus a $25 processing/overdue fee. Unpaid fines will be posted to PRISM and students will not be able to acquire their transcripts until fees are paid, or payment is arranged.
If you wish to purchase one of your textbooks, contact our Library Services Assistant Linda Snider.
Students may have to purchase certain course materials such as lab manuals, workbooks, and required readings. These items can be purchased at the Business Office in Meggers Hall from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
To check out textbooks, you will need a validated "Student Textbook Agreement" form, copy of your current course schedule and a validated UW-BC student ID. If you need a copy of your schedule, you can print one in the Library's computer lab. The validation stickers are handed out in Student Services after tuition has been paid or financial arrangements have been made.
The textbooks are shelved in alphatetical order by course (e.g. ENG for English courses) in the Reference Room. If you have any problems finding a book, please ask any library staff person for assistance.