Instructional Resources Service (IRS) is a textbook rental system. Students and staff check out textbooks and other instructional materials assigned to the course(s) at the beginning of each term and return them by the last day of class. Students receive a variety of media, including textbooks, paperbacks, CD's, DVD's, and reprints of articles.
IRS does not distribute consumable materials (workbooks, access codes, and some paperbacks) or materials which will only be used once. These materials may be purchased through the bookstore in the Student Center.
Textbooks are included in the Stout Library Catalog and are designated by the "Textbook and Instructional Resources Service" location.
Instructional Resources Service is a self-sustaining program funded with undergraduate/graduate rental fees, money from the sale of new, used or withdrawn resources and fines.
UW-Stout students pay a rental fee included in their tuition payment based upon the number of credits taken. For fiscal year 2010-2011, fees are:
The new Higher Education Opportunity Act requires sufficient information to allow students to acquire textbooks from alternative sources. In order to comply with this federal requirement, textbook orders must be submitted by October 3, 2011 to have textbooks for WinTerm and Spring Term 2012. Robert Butterfield at IRS and Julie Xenos at the Campus Bookstore are available to answer your questions.
A ten percent discount sale is available daily throughout the year for most used resources.
Withdrawn or discontinued resources are available for purchase for between $1.00 and $5.00. These resources are no longer used to support classroom instruction and are very good buys!
Last Updated: 09/14/2012 Last Revised: 10/20/2011
Monday-Friday - 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and holidays - Closed
Hours subject to change during breaks/special days
Instructional Resources Service
201 Robert S. Swanson Learning Ctr
315 Tenth Ave. East
Menomonie, WI 54751