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Textbook Information 

To find your books via your Student Center

  1. www.madisoncollege.edu
  2. Current students
  3. MyMadisonCollege
  4. Click "log into  portal"
  5. Classes
  6. View My Classes 
  7. Click Purchase/Rent Textbooks


  8. You will be redirected to the Bookstore website
  9. Add the books you would like to rent or purchase to your cart by selecting which option you want (New, Used, Rental-when available)
  10. Click add to cart button
  11. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for all of your books that you need
  12. Continue to your cart
  13. Follow the checkout prompts

 

*If you are running into trouble logging into your account at checkout, please try using your Student ID number as your password. If you are still running into issues after trying that number, please contact the bookstore ([email protected]) for assistance.  

 

To find your textbooks from your class schedule

(list view option)

  1. Locate your 5 digit class/section number (typically located under your department and course information)
  2. Click the Textbooks tab then order textbooks 
  3. From the class number search area-select the term for your course (Spring, Summer or Fall)
  4. Type in your five digit class number
  5. Hit enter
  6. If you have more than one class, type in your next five digit class number and hit enter (repeat until you have entered all of your courses)
  7. Click view your materials (bottom left corner)
  8. Add the books you would like to rent or purchase to your cart by selecting which option you want (New, Used, Rental-when available)
  9. Click add to cart button
  10. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for all of your books that you need
  11. Continue to your cart
  12. Follow the checkout prompts  

*If you are running into trouble logging into your account at checkout, please try using your Student ID number as your password. If you are still running into issues after trying that number, please contact the bookstore ([email protected]) for assistance.  

Textbook Questions

The Truax Bookstore is a counter service bookstore. Books are set by Author/Title. To help speed up the process you can bring your textbook list or student ID with you. This can be found by following the following steps:
  1. student center
  2. weekly schedule
  3. list view
  4. select the term
  5. continue
  6. view textbook summary
Textbooks can be purchased at either the Bookstore's website (www.madisoncollegebookstore.com) or at the Truax Bookstore (1701 Wright Street Madison, WI 53704). You will need your student ID, student ID number or picture ID. Note: Until we deem it is safe for large crowds to gather in the Bookstore, there will be no in-store purchasing of textbooks. ALL orders must be placed on the Bookstore website at the web address mentioned above. .
During the 2 to 3 weeks before classes start.
Look for your department name (ex: Accounting would be ACCTG
Next look for your course number (last 3 digits of the long 8 digit number that comes after your department name)
Locate your 5 digit class number (typically located under your department and course information)
  1. You cannot use the Madison College mobile app; you must go to a web browser platform.
  2. www.madisoncollege.edu
  3. Current students
  4. MyMadisonCollege
  5. Scroll down to “log into new portal”
  6. Classes
  7. Textbooks
  8. Purchase/Rent Textbooks
  9. Select term and degree
  10. Continue
  11. Click purchase/rent textbooks (above class schedule filter options)
  12. You will be redirected to the Bookstore website
  13. Add the books you would like to rent or purchase to your cart by selecting which option you want (New, Used, Rental-when available)
  14. Click add to cart button
  15. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for all of your books that you need
  16. Continue to your cart
  17. Follow the checkout prompts
We carry new and used textbooks. We try to offer and stock as many used textbooks as possible, however some books do not come used due to new editions, workbooks (all pages are required), access codes and teacher requests.
Yes, if you have been awarded the financial aid book charge then at checkout select financial aid as your tender. Please make sure that you are logging in with your Madison College user name and password and include your student ID number. If you are picking up your textbook in-store please make sure you bring your Student ID.
By ordering from us we will make sure that you have the course materials for your class. If your instructor switches materials we will just need you to bring in your receipt and current items and we will do the exchange for the new ones. If the new items are more expensive you will have to pay the difference, if they are less you will receive the difference. The same rules apply if you switch classes. Please make sure not to open any access codes or damage any materials.
Be sure to allow pop-ups on the eBooks site. Most browsers have a pop-up blocker notification on the right hand portion of the address bar. You will be able to access the book once you’ve allowed the pop-up window for the ebook site.
You cannot be charged twice for the same order on the website. What you are seeing is the "approval", which will usually disappear within 24 hours, and is not actually a charge.
A credit card is required for all orders. When an order is placed on our system no payments are collected until we actually ship the order. Our system does check with your credit/debit card provider to make sure that there are sufficient funds available to cover the total amount of the order (your financial institution might list this fund check with a “Pending” notation). That happens even if you have entered a gift card with a balance that covers the entire cost of the order. When your order is shipped our system will apply the gift card first. If that covers the total amount of the order your credit/debit card will not be billed anything. If the gift card covers a portion of the order total your credit/debit card will be billed the difference. Only if the gift card has no balance would the entire amount of the order be billed to your credit/debit card.
The fourth book is probably on backorder. As soon as some copies arrive, you will be charged for it, and you will receive an e-mail notification.
Full refunds can be obtained within 10 business days (weekends not included) from the date of purchase or from the first day of class if the following conditions are met:
  1. Receipt is required (if purchased online this is the packing list that came with the book(s))
  2. Items must be returned in original purchase condition (clean, no marks/writing or damage)
  3. Software, CD's, access codes and electronic merchandise must remain unopened
  4. Shrink-wrapped or packaged items must be returned with all components
  5. All qualifying refunds will be issued with the same type of tender that was used for the purchase

You can either return at one of the Madison College locations (Truax, South, West, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Portage or Reedsburg) or you can return via the mail. Please make sure the package is addressed to:

Madison College Truax Bookstore
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704

You can choose to either have the books shipped to you or to pick them up at the store. You will be asked to either pick up in store or ship to house. Once you choose which option you will have different delivery prompts. If choosing to pick up in store you will have a drop-down box on the checkout screen listing all of the potential locations. Please select one. If you choose to have your books shipped to your house, you will be given a drop-down option on the checkout screen for which delivery method you prefer.
Order fulfillment time varies depending on availability of texts and quantity of orders. You will receive an e-mail when the order is ready. Please follow the instructions in that email regarding pick up.
15 business days (Monday-Friday) from the date of the order.
This is only a price estimate, not the price you will be charged. We try to respect your used/new preference as best we can, but we cannot guarantee new or used. You will be charged after we pick the books for the amount of used/new books we were able to get for you. This total will be indicated on your shipping confirmation e-mail.
Customer error means we found a mistake on your order. Most likely, you accidentally ordered two of the same books. Therefore, we cancelled one copy on the order for you.
If the bookstore runs short on required textbooks, more will be purchased as quickly as possible. Be aware that this process does take several days. Students are advised to pick up their textbooks prior to the start of the semester.

What does textbook shipping cost?

Shipping Rates

 

UPS Ground
Flat rate $7.00
UPS Ground with Signature
Flat rate $10.00
UPS International
Flat rate $40.00

Shipping Time:

UPS Ground or International
Shipment should arrive within 2 business days. After your order has been processed you should receive an email confirming shipment along with a tracking number

Track your shipment

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Our rental program an provide most core textbooks to students at no additional charge. Exceptions are one-time use items, such as workbooks, lab manuals, most access codes, and most books under $20.00.

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