Instructional Resources Service
Instructional Resources Service (IRS) office is where you check out your textbooks. IRS provides print and digital textbooks, access codes, CDs, DVDs, and many other resources used for instruction in your courses.
Instructional Resources Funding
All of your instructional resources provided through IRS are funded with undergraduate and graduate rental fees, and money from the sale of used or withdrawn resources.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.
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: March 15th
- Win-term Resource Requests: October 15th
- Spring Resource Requests: October 15th
- Summer Resource Requests: March 15th
IRS does not sell textbooks that are currently in use. To purchase a textbook, most are available on Amazon. Resources that have been withdrawn are often available for students to pick up for free. The free textbook are located on a shelf just down the hall from IRS.
IRS Fines and Fees
If you have any textbook fines they need to be paid before you can check out any more resources. Fines can be paid at the Business office in the Administration building.