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Textbooks & Course Materials

This textbook information is correct as we know it, as of this date. Changes, modifications and additions to course number, section, ISBN or price may be made at any time up to and including the first few weeks of the session for which these numbers have been provided. The information (ISBN numbers and required status) provided below is not meant as a guarantee for purchases made other than at the bookstore. UMD Stores will not make exchanges, refunds, or any compensation for books mistakenly purchased from other sources utilizing the information below.

Online Ordering for Spring Course Materials is now CLOSED. Please visit our IN-STORE to purchase your course materials. Bring your course list in to our Lower Level store Monday thru Friday for assistance.

How to Find Your Course Materials

  1. Go to http://www.myu.umn.edu and log in to your MyU account
  2. Click on the "Academics" tab
  3. Click "View Calendar" and choose a day when classes are in session
  4. Click on the "Textbooks-UMD" tab to have your materials automatically populate in our website at umdstores.com. Use this list to order online or shop in-store.

Important Information for ALL Course Material Orders

Online Reservation Orders

  • Online reservation is available before the start of each semester, until the cutoff date. Online ordering is available again at the beginning of the semester. You must be registered for classes. Save the shipping fees and reserve your materials for the semester, and pick up during Move-In Weekend (Fall) or the day before classes start (Spring)
  • You can place an online reservation order with any major credit card, or with your U Card (charge to your student account.) We fill orders in the order that they are received, and charge out the week before the semester starts.
  • Prefer to shop in-store? Course materials, art kits and laptops can be purchased in-store prior to, and during the current semester until the cutoff date. (Some materials are returned to the publishers at that time.) Fall materials are on the shelf in early August; Spring materials in December.

UPS-Ground Shipped Orders

  • All course materials orders have a flat shipping rate of $9.99.
  • Currently enrolled students can charge orders to their tuition account using their U Card. Purchases MUST be picked up IN-STORE only. No U Card orders will be shipped.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to PO boxes or campus residence hall (dorm/apt) addresses.

Spring 2024 Course Material Information

Textbook Return Policy: Spring Semester 2024

  • Spring semester (purchased or rented) books may be returned with receipt and ID by Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024.
  • NEW BOOKS MUST BE UNMARKED. Marked books and opened CDs, etc., may be refunded as used. Access codes opened, activated or scratched off are non-returnable.
  • NEW RENTAL BOOKS, returned through Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, will be refunded at a reduced rate if marked or highlighted.
  • Textbook returns (purchased or rented) from Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 through Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, must have proof of cancellation receipt and ID.
  • The LAST day to PURCHASE Spring Semester books is Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. The last day to RENT Spring Semester books is Friday, March 29, 2024.
  • All Spring Semester RENTAL books are DUE by Friday, May 3, 2024.

Art Kit Return Policy: Spring Semester 2024

  • Art kits may be returned with receipt + ID by Tuesday Jan 23, 2024. All items in the kit must be included and must be UNUSED and in new condition.
  • Art kits returned on or after Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 must have proof of cancellation, receipt + ID.

Important Information for May/Summer Session Orders

Textbook Return Policy - May/Summer Session 2024

  • Books may only be returned for the current term. Receipt + ID is required.
  • New books must be in unmarked and new condition
  • The last day to RENT is July 12, 2024
  • Last day for returns and rental refunds, including for dropped courses, during May and Summer sessions:
    • Courses 4 weeks or less: must be returned or postmarked by the end of the third day of class
    • Courses 5 weeks or longer: must be returned or postmarked by the end of the fifth day of class
  • The last day to return rentals is August 2, 2024


Faculty Textbook Requisition Form: FALL 2024 (PDF)

Faculty Textbook Requisition Form: May / Summer Session 2024 (PDF)

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