Textbook Services

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Did you know that if you have financial aid for the spring semester, the library can purchase your textbooks and apply the cost to your student account?

Here’s how:

  1. Go to this page and download the Textbook and Materials Contract for Financial Aid purchase form.
  2. Fill out the top portion with your information.
  3. Using the textbook listing on this page, write the title and ISBN of your required textbooks on the form.
  4. Make a copy of your financial aid award letter or print it off from your PRISM account.
  5. Bring your completed form and financial aid information into the library.
  6. Sit down with library staff to order your books.

After you’ve ordered your books, check back at the library in a week or so to collect them. Once all your books have arrived and you’ve picked them up, the charges will be posted to your student account, and your financial aid will be applied to the cost.

If you don’t have financial aid, but you would like assistance with the process of ordering books online, we’d be happy to help. Just stop in!

Other helpful information:

  • The library charges 5.5% sales tax.
  • Students are responsible for their own returns unless the vendor sends the wrong item.

Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand

Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand provides access to over 7000 educational online videos. Videos are provided online via streaming video. Many videos are available with closed captioning. They cover subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Health, Medicine, Mathematics, and Technology.

Accessing these films is easy – you can search for them in the library catalog, or you can go straight to the film database and search there.

To locate videos in the library catalog:

  • Start at the library’s homepage, http://baraboo.uwc.edu/library
  • Type your search terms into the search box
  • On the results page, use the options on the left side of the page to narrow results
    • Under “Resource Type,” choose “Audio Visual”. If you don’t see “Audio Visual,” click “more options” and click the check box in the “include” column
    • Under “Author/Creator,” choose “Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)” or “Films Media Group”
    • Clicking on the title will bring you to that specific film in the FOD database

Here is a video showing this process: http://screencast.com/t/Fcq1oMnj

To go straight to the Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand database:

  • Start at the library’s homepage, http://baraboo.uwc.edu/library
  • Click on “Databases A to Z”
  • Click on the “F & G” tab
  • Click on the title of “Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand”
  • If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your user name and password
  • Start your search using the search box on the top left section of the page

Here is a video showing this process: http://screencast.com/t/1bqApZyEQ5