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In the interest of health and safety-related to COVID-19, the University of Minnesota Bookstores will close all retail stores on the Twin Cities, Crookston, and Morris campuses effective March 18, 2020, until further notice. The Rochester campus store, M Gear, is open 11-5 Monday through Friday.

The University of Minnesota Bookstores are committed to continuing to serve the needs of our students, staff, faculty, and campus partners during reduced operations. We will be working behind the scenes to fulfill online orders, offer course material support, and provide virtual customer service at

Store Safety

When visiting Bookstores you will notice a reconfigured shopping experience and enhanced safety measures including separate entrance and exits, capacity limits, face-covering requirements, protective barriers, distancing reminders and more.

Bookstores is making several changes in our store operations to ensure your safety during the COVID pandemic. Bookstores is following University, State of Minnesota, and CDC guidelines on social distancing, mask wearing and sanitization to ensure the safety of you and our team members.

When you visit any of our Twin Cities campus locations at Coffman Memorial Union, the St. Paul Student Center, or at the Law School, you will have easy access to hand sanitizer, will see helpful signing to ensure safe distancing, and plexi-glass partitions at our customer service areas. Rest-assured, our staff are regularly disinfecting the many high-touch surfaces in all of our retail locations.

We will continue to offer free in-store pick up for all online orders placed at Our in-store pick up area has plexi-glass partitions, social distancing floor markings and provides a touchless solution for our customers.

Please observe the distancing signage and instructions from our staff as you move throughout our stores, and be mindful of the distancing floor markers at check-outs and customer service stations.

Online Service

We are happy to assist our customers. Many of our products are available online at Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please send us an email via our contact page. A member of our team will respond as soon as possible. Please note while we are in reduced operations our response and delivery times may be delayed. Thanks for your understanding.

Course Support

To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, the U of MN Bookstores is moving to online ordering only for all course materials. This operational change also ensures all student receive the correct materials as our online ordering is linked to your course registration.

To help facilitate this change, Bookstores are offering free standard shipping in the continental United States on all course material orders place online through August 31, 2020.

Bookstores encourages students to place their online course material orders off-site, as computer terminals will not be available in-store to place orders.

Bookstores staff are available in-store and online to answer any course material questions you may have. You can contact our textbook team online through our contact form, or use our convenient online chat feature on our website during our regular store hours.

Our experienced buyers are working with the faculty and publishers to ensure you have access to the materials you need to continue your studies.

During this time, we are waiving the shipping charges on all textbook orders through August 31.


We’re following the guidelines of the CDC and cancelling our in-store and campus events. Whenever possible we will make featured event products available online for you. Watch our website, follow our social channels or subscribe to our emails for updates on key events including book buy, rental returns, and commencement.

Quick Contacts

To reach our team, please use our contact form.

Thank you!

Thanks for working with us as we heal our community. Your business is important to us and we appreciate your loyalty to the University of Minnesota Bookstores. We’re #UMNProud to serve you.