Funding and Fees

Instructional Resources Funding

All of your instructional resources provided through IRS are funded with undergraduate/graduate rental fees, and/or money from the sale of used or withdrawn resources. UW-Stout students pay a rental feel included in their tuition based upon the number of credits taken.

Fiscal year 2013-2014 fees are to be:

  • Undergraduate: 
  • Graduate: 

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

The HEOA requires sufficient information to allow students to acquire instructional resources from alternative sources. In order to comply with this federal requirement, new instructor textbook requests must be submitted before the following dates:

  • Fall resource requests: End of Spring Semester
  • Win-term Resource Requests: End of 1st Quarter
  • Spring Resource Requests: End of 1st Quarter
  • Summer Resource Requests: End of 3rd Quarter

Sales

IRS does not sell textbooks that are currently in use. Resources that have been withdrawn are often available for students to pick up for free or for a small charge in the IRS office.

 IRS Fines and Fees

 IRS History

The Instructional Resources Service office has always been a part of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, opening for the first time in 1891. It was the mission of the office to provide rented instructional materials to the students at relatively low cost. Now, over 120 years later, the mission of the office remains very much the same. We are always looking for the most efficient and cost effective ways to provide the materials UW-Stout students need to optimize their education.

The name and location of the office has changed many times in our history. We have held offices in buildings that no longer exist, such as Ray Hall which used to sit between what is now Millennium Hall and Bowman Hall. Ray Hall was destroyed in 1995. In 1997, IRS moved to its current location in room 201 of the Robert S. Swanson Library Learning Center. This move was overseen by IRS director Brenda Swannack. Brenda was the director for over 30 years, before retiring in 2011. The current director, Robert Butterfield took over the position in April 2011.

Hours of Operation

 Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Weekends/ Holidays: Closed

 

Textbook Checkout Extended Hours

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Beginning the 3rd week of August
Ending 2nd week of September

 

Contact Us

Instructional Resources Service
(715) 232-2492
textbooks@uwstout.edu

Digital Resources Assistance
(715) 232-5474
etexthelp@uwstout.edu

Robert Butterfield
IRS Director
715/232-2617
butterfieldr@uwstout.edu

Kim Uetz
Meghan Thomason

See also: E-Textbook Support

Find Us

 Instructional Resources Service
University of Wisconsin-Stout
201 Robert S. Swanson Learning Ctr
315 10th Ave E
Menomonie, WI 54751