Textbook Center offers a good financial deal for UW-Platteville students

October 1, 2013

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Textbook Center

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — Located in the lower level of Doudna Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the Textbook Center exists as an oasis for students looking to save a significant amount of money on their textbooks each semester. With hundreds of titles from every discipline, the Textbook Center has been serving students since 1866 as a text rental system that saves them hundreds of dollars each semester.

“Our goal at the Textbook Center is to provide textbooks at affordable costs to students and to save them money,” said Joyce Loeffelholz, assistant manager. “It is a recruiting point for students and parents because of how significant the savings are.”

Per semester, a student will pay $6.88 per credit for one to 11 credits, or $82.50 for 12 to 18 credits. Services are available to all enrolled students with the exception of a few specialized programs. A typical semester usually has five classes, and a semester that would require students to find and buy books, for example, for Music Appreciation, College Algebra, Psychology and Unity of Life would end up costing the student around $750. UW-Platteville students pay only $82.50 for whichever books they need and then return them at the end of the semester.

The Textbook Center offers students additional resources, such as purchasing and the Book Nook for those who want to make their textbook acquisition more permanent. Students can purchase certain titles for 20 percent off the list price if the book is one that they wish to keep. The Book Nook is also available for students to purchase old editions of textbooks, starting as low as 25 cents. In addition, after the third week of each semester, students can check out any book they wish from the center, even if it is not one that is specifically required for their classes.

Students need their Pioneer Passport ID card in order to take advantage of any of the services offered through the Textbook Center, and books are due at the end of each semester. The Textbook Center is open from 8 a.m.–noon, and 12:30–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours for book distribution and return. Books are also available for Winterim and summer classes.

Contact: Joyce Loeffelholz, assistant manager, Textbook Center, (608) 342-1265, loeffelj@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Angela O’Brien, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, obrienan@uwplatt.edu

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