Departmental Charges

Departmental Accounts

There are two types of PeopleSoft/EFS accounts:

Open Account:

This type of account will allow authorized employees from your department to purchase items without bringing in documentation for each purchase. The account can be customized based on your needs – you can set the available funds to a specific dollar amount and you can exclude certain types of items. Unless specified, the account will be valid for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The Bookstores will bill your PeopleSoft account every 2-4 weeks.

Single Purchase:

This type of account is good for one purchase only. You can still customize the dollar amount and exclude certain types of items, but the account will be closed after a single use.

Setting Up Your Account

New Accounts To set up a new account with the University of Minnesota Bookstores, please complete this form.

Changes to Your Account To make changes to an existing open account set up for the current fiscal year (i.e., adding authorized signers or changing purchasing exclusions) the individual(s) authorized to make changes for the account can contact us. A new form does not need to be submitted. Please include the full account string and any changes you would like to make.

Please note, the University no longer allows open sponsored accounts. You may still use your Purchasing Card.

Department Discounts

Customers making purchases on departmental EFS accounts or with authorized U of M purchasing cards save 20% on all:
  • Clothing purchases
  • Novelty and insignia gift purchases
  • General and reference books
  • School, office, and art supplies
  • Awards and plaques

For departments wishing to purchase multiple copies of a general or reference book title on a non-returnable basis, please contact our General Books Department here as we may be able to extend a bigger discount to you (depending on the publisher). We also provide free on-campus delivery upon request.

Store Contacts

If you have any questions regarding your PeopleSoft account, your department accountant may be able to help you. If you have any additional questions about Departmental Charges contact us here and one of our customer support specialists will assist you.
Store Address Phone Fax
U of M Bookstores at Coffman Memorial Union 300 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-7945 612-624-6999

U of M Bookstores at St Paul Student Center

2017 Buford Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108

612-624-9220 612-625-2229
U of M Bookstores at Law School 229 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-626-8569 612-624-0014
U of M Bookstores at Morris 600 East 4th St. Morris, MN 56267 320-489-6141 320-589-6148
U of M Bookstores at Crookston 2900 University Ave. Crookston, MN 56716 218-281-8335 218-281-8336
U of M Bookstores at Rochester/ M Gear Store 111 S. Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 507-258-8070 507-258-8072