WITS seeks to make textbooks affordable and easy to obtain for students.
Students are informed about required Jewish studies texts during their initial registration meeting. Some courses require mekoros (source) books, which are purchased directly from WITS. The mekoros book order form is available on the WITS website under ‘Current Students’. Individual faculty may have additional text requirements.
Textbook lists are posted on the WITS website prior to the start of each semester. Students are responsible for acquiring assigned textbooks in a timely fashion. WITS does not have a bookstore. The lists include links to purchase on Amazon.com. The Amazon links are provided as a service, as Amazon typically has competitive pricing and used text options. Students are not required to purchase from Amazon or any particular outlet. Textbook lists are posted in advance to give students the ability to order used copies, when possible, and have the texts arrive in time for the start of the semester. Certain courses require books that are tailored to WITS, such as lab manuals, which are available for purchase directly from WITS at the time of registration.