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Mailing Address

UMBC Bookstore
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250


Main Switchboard: 410-455-2665

View the entire telephone and email directory on the contact page.

Mission Statement

The UMBC Bookstore is a non-profit, non-state funded, self-support, auxiliary, retail operation owned and operated by UMBC. While remaining financially responsible, the UMBC Bookstore is committed to providing all required and recommended course materials and supplies to the UMBC Community at a reasonable price in a timely manner. We offer our knowledge, goods, and services in order to help foster intellectual growth, enhance the quality of life in our community, and broaden the personal, educational, and professional experiences of our customers.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional, personalized service to the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors of UMBC and to all members of the surrounding communities, with excellence in customer service as the driving force as well as the ultimate goal.

Store Hours and Location

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The UMBC Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Commons Building in the center of campus. Visitors can park on level one of the Commons Garage on Commons Drive. Meters are in effect Monday- Friday at $2.00 per hour. Meters accept MasterCard, Visa or bills.

Get directions to campus and view a campus map

Bookstore Hours

Regular Spring Hours
Monday- Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Summer Hours (Begin May 23rd)
Monday- Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Special Hours
Monday, May 27th: UMBC Campus Closed/Holiday

Tuesday, May 28th: 8:30am to 5pm
Tuesday, June 11th: 8:30am to 5pm
Thursday, June 13th: 8:30am to 5pm
Monday, June 17th: 8:30am to 5pm
Thursday, June 20th: 8:30am to 5pm
Monday, June 24th: 8:30am to 5pm
Thursday, June 27th: 8:30am to 5pm

Monday , July 1st: CLOSED for Inventory
Tuesday. July 2nd: CLOSED for Inventory
Wednesday, July 3rd: CLOSED for Inventory
Thursday, July 4th: CLOSED- UMBC Campus Closed/Holiday
Friday, July 5th: CLOSED- UMBC Campus Closed
Monday, July 8th: 8:30am to 5pm
Wednesday, July 10th: 8:30am to 5pm
Thursday, July 11th: 8:30am to 5pm
Monday, July 15th: 8:30am to 5pm
Wednesday, July 17th: 8:30am to 5pm
Thursday, July 18th: 8:30am to 5pm
Monday, July 22nd: 8:30am to 5pm
Wednesday, July 24th: 8:30am to 5pm

Note: The Bookstore follows campus action for all campus closures, including holiday and unplanned events, such as weather.
To check if campus is open, please click here.

Yum Shoppe

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New Yum Shoppe location coming soon!
Yum Shoppe is relocating inside the Bookstore. Until our re-opening,
your Yum Shoppe needs can be found on the main level of the Bookstore!
We will have ice-cold beverages, snacks, non-refrigerated meals, medicine and
other non-food items you may need.

Team Store

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Team Store Hours

The Team Store by the UMBC Bookstore is located inside of the UMBC Event Center. When entering through the main doors, it is to the right.

No currently scheduled openings.

To check if campus is open, please click here.

Bookstore Staff

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Full Time Staff

Acting Director: Gina Thurstongina, 40 years at UMBC, class of '83.

Marketing Manager: Erin McGonigle, 16 years at UMBC, class of '08.

Accounting Manager : Kay SmithKay, 27 years at UMBC.

Textbook Manager: Lisa Kakavas, 30 years at UMBC, class of '95.

Shipping&Receiving Manager: Ralph Anderson, 37 years at UMBC.

General Book Manager/Textbooks: Pat Jenkins, 20 years at UMBC.

Accounts Payable: Michele Toebbe, 20 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Manager: Harry Scarpulla, 14 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Assistant Manager: Renay Horton, 23 years at UMBC.

Merchandise Manager: Pam Sturgill, 5 years at UMBC.

Online Merchandise and Tech Buyer: Darcy Erion, 6 years at UMBC, class of '19.

Employment Opportunities

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The Bookstore offers a number of employment opportunities for students interested in working on campus in a friendly environment. Students can gain important real-world skills in a number of areas, including customer service, sales, ordering and receiving, and merchandising.

Student employees fulfill the following duties at the Bookstore:

  • Handle high volumes of cash, checks, and credit cards; ring up customer purchases; and assist customers on the sales floor.
  • Keep the register areas clean, straighten the sales floor, and assist in other areas of the store when needed.
  • Receive incoming merchandise and verify order accuracy and condition, identifying discrepancies and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Process documents when receiving shipments and ensure all information is entered accurately into the store's inventory control system.
  • Stock merchandise in a neat and orderly fashion, keeping in mind expiration dates for food/beverages or size availability for clothing.
  • Participate in the social media efforts of the Bookstore.

If you're interested in working at the Bookstore, download the application and e-mail it to Kay Smith ( Fill out as much of the application as possible and leave all fields blank that do not apply to you.

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