Most online courses for the Organizational Leadership and Communication program require a textbook. Textbooks may be purchased through the UW-Eau Claire bookstore.

Please note that because Organizational Leadership and Communication students are not required to pay segregated fees (fees in addition to tuition that cover the costs of student-organized activities, facility maintenance, and operations such as student health centers), they must purchase their textbooks (rather than rent them).

When purchasing textbooks, please be sure to verify the title, edition, author, ISBN number, etc., that are listed for each required text in your class(es) and plan ahead to have your textbooks available by the start date of your course.


The UW-Eau Claire bookstore will ship your online order within 48 business hours. Charges for UPS Ground shipping are $6.95 for the first item and $1.95 for each additional item. UPS Ground orders shipped within Wisconsin usually take two business days to arrive. Expedited shipping is available at additional cost. Orders placed Friday afternoons and through the weekend will not ship until Monday. UPS does not provide Saturday delivery.

Return Policy

Items purchased through the UW-Eau Claire bookstore that qualify for a return can be returned with your receipt for a full refund within the first week of classes. For online orders, credit will be issued back to the card that was used to place the order. The following items are not returnable: UWEC coursepacks, opened software, opened online access codes, and any items without a receipt. Students are responsible for shipping items back to the bookstore if they wish to return them.

If You Drop a Course

If you drop a course, you are able to return items purchased through the UW-Eau Claire bookstore for a full refund within the first 30 days of classes. Standard return policy applies.

Purchasing Textbooks from Other Vendors

You are welcome to buy your books anywhere. However, it is your responsibility to obtain the correct book (and appropriate edition) for your class. Students who purchase books from other vendors are responsible for obtaining any required supplemental materials. Contact Student Services at 1-877-895-3276 to make sure you will have all of the required course materials.

Be careful to use the exact ISBN numbers to ensure you have the correct edition of the text. Allow enough time for delivery to ensure your books arrive by the start of your course. UW-Eau Claire is not responsible in any way for texts purchased through another vendor.

If You Have Additional Questions

Please contact Heather Lee, assistant manager of the UW-Eau Claire bookstore, at slickha@uwec.edu or 715-836-2172. The UW-Eau Claire bookstore main phone number is 715-836-2171. Email: bookstore@uwec.edu.