The UW Law School Bookmart, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to provide law school textbooks, course materials, and supplies to students. Because of its relatively small market, it operates on restricted hours. The Bookmart, which is located in Room 2115, generally is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., with longer hours at the beginning of each semester, and Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. The Bookmart's email is: email@example.com; the phone number is: 608-262-2189.
You are not required to purchase your law school textbooks from the Bookmart although some reading packets and other course materials may only be available from the Bookmart.
After you have enrolled in your classes you will be able to view class material requirements online at your "My UW" webspace. The Bookmart will be open during Orientation, August 27 - September 1, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each student will have access to a book-shopping list, which you can mark with the books you want before reaching the sales window. Bookmart staff will then assemble your order and you will pay for the materials.
Each semester the Bookmart staff prepares a new book-shopping list. Purchase of books continues in the same fashion as it was in your first semester.
Unfortunately, space constraints do not currently enable the Bookmart to stock used books. However, the Bookmart buys back used books for a national wholesaler twice a year, at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
Lists of required (or recommended) books for courses in the current term, Bookmart hours, policies, and related information may be found online at: http://www.law.wisc.edu/current/book-mart.htm.
Note: The University has introduced a system wherein faculty are expected to enter the titles of required texts and materials in a data-base accessible to students enrolled in the respective course. The Law School Faculty is in the process of implementing this new system. A 'demo' is available here for students on how to access required textbook information: http://registrar.wisc.edu/isis_helpdocs/enrollment_demos/V90TextBooks/V90TextBooks.htm.
“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)