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Buying Books

Textbooks for all courses can be purchased at UMD Stores, first floor Kirby Student Center. UMD Stores also carries reference books, dictionaries, study aids and supplies. You can purchase or reserve textbooks online at UMD Stores. To reserve your textbooks, click on 'order textbooks' and follow directions. If you order online early, the books you ordered will be packaged and ready for you to pick up the weekend before classes begin.

Reservations for fall semester will begin in early August. Books are available for sale four to six weeks before the start of the semester. Some students wait to buy their books until after attending the first day of class; other students buy their textbooks before the semester begins so they have everything they need during the busy first week of class. Textbooks are stocked according to department (Art, History, etc.). Each class has a course card listing the class, section number, and the required and optional books for that particular section. Bring your class schedule and check your section number before selecting your books.


Plan to spend around $570 each semester for books and supplies. UMD Stores sells both new and used textbooks. Used books cost 25% less than new books.


Receipts are required for all returned books. After the tenth day of class, returns will be accepted only with proof of course cancellation. Students have until the end of the seventh week of the semester to return books with proof of class cancellation. The phone number for the bookstore is 218-726-7286.

Other Bookstores

Other bookstores can be used to purchase textbooks as well. Many students use Barnes & Noble or to buy their textbooks.

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