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Our physical locations are temporarily closed to the public effective March 18, 2020 until further notice, but you can still visit us online at

We remain committed to providing our "above and beyond" customer service as best we can in these current circumstances. Our mission to provide quality products and service to students, faculty, staff, and our community continues during this period of reduced operations. Our staff is working behind the scenes and remotely to fill online orders, assist with course support, and provide virtual customer service at

We will post more information to this page as it becomes known. Thank you in advance for your patience.


We are still accepting online orders at this time. Many of our products are available on our website, but if you need something you don't see, please send us an email using our "Contact Us" page,

Due to reduced staff and services, please allow additional time for online order processing and shipping via UPS-Ground.

We are temporarily suspending UPS Next Day, 2nd Day, and Alaska/Hawaii/Canada shipping options. If you are a UMD faculty or staff member and need to pick up an order, please contact us to make arrangements.


As online instruction continues through the semester, we are working remotely to help provide the materials you need to complete the semester. Our staff is working with the faculty and publishers to ensure you have access to the materials you need to continue your studies.

We are currently working on a plan for textbook rental returns; additional communication will follow as we finalize our plans in the coming weeks.


We committed to helping our faculty and students transition to off-site learning. Here is some information from our course materials vendors on digital resources available to our campus.

We are here to help you and your students at the UMD. Reference the information below about the free access Cengage is offering as well as a recorded webinar from one of our faculty partners about moving courses online. Cengage is offering complimentary access to you and your students to any of our eBooks and courseware solutions and CengageUnlimited (MindTap, WebAssign, Owlv2, etc..) for the rest of the semester. If this is something that you are interested in, please reach out to Cengage so we can schedule a training and we get your courses set up to offer this solution. You can access many on-demand trainings, quick start guides, how-to videos at our training website located at

Here is a recorded video webinar on transitioning your courses to online:

We are making all Norton Ebooks (titles that have ebooks), and most of our companion media free to adopters and non-adopters thru June 12. You can find more information at their website:

Pearson has a variety of help resources available to you. Please visit their site for expert information to make the most out of online learning. Find resources at

Through our RedShelf Responds initiative, we are providing free access to digital textbooks (to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities) through May 25 thanks to the generosity of our publishing partners. To learn more about the program, visit for full details.

Students interested in taking advantage of the program should visit

VitalSource, one of our online textbook providers, is offering free access to ebooks for students at identified semester-calendar institutions through May 25, 2020. While over 100 leading publishers have made ebooks available through this program, courseware and titles from non-participating publishers are not included. Students can get started using this service today at by logging in with their institution-provided email address. Each account can access up to seven titles.


In-store and campus events are canceled until further notice. Whenever possible we will make featured event products available online for you. Watch our website or follow our social media channels for updates on events including textbook buyback, rental returns, and commencement.


We know you may have questions. Please reach out to us via email through our website so that we can best direct your inquiry to the appropriate staff at


Thank you for working with us as we protect the health and safety of our community. Your business is important to us and we appreciate your loyalty to UMD Stores.

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