Store Operations and Safety Information

Bookstores Are Open

Bookstores on the Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, and Rochester campuses are open. To view current store hours please refer to for the latest updates.

When visiting Bookstores, no masks are required if you are fully vaccinated. If you voluntarily wish to wear a mask, you are absolutely able to do so. If you are not fully vaccinated, the Governor’s Order acknowledges the associated risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and the University expects you to wear a mask inside Bookstores. Please continue to be cautious and stay home if you are sick.

In the interest of guest and staff safety, capacity limits and physical distancing requirements will remain in place until May 28 per the Governers announcement. Also, plexiglass barriers will remain in place and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the stores.

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 form, a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

The University of Minnesota Bookstores are committed to serving the needs of our students, staff, faculty, and campus partners. Please contact us for all your virtual customer service needs.

Textbooks and Course Materials Support

Bookstores now requires all course materials orders be placed using our e-commerce site at All orders placed on our e-commerce site will be shipped to your location or you can choose our free in-store pick up option. This change will help ensure students receive the correct materials in a timely manner as our online ordering is linked to course registrations.

Bookstores requires 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.

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


We are currently limiting in-store, campus and off-site events. Whenever possible we will make featured event products available online. Please 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!

Your business is important to us and we appreciate your loyalty to the University of Minnesota Bookstores. We’re #UMNProud to serve you.