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 you will notice a reconfigured shopping experience and enhanced safety measures including face-covering requirements for guests and staff, capacity limits, protective barriers, sanitizer dispensers, distancing reminders and more.

To enhance the safety of our guests and staff, 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.

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 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

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 students receive the correct materials as our online ordering is linked to your course registration.

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.