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Mailing Address

UMBC Bookstore
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250


Main Switchboard: 410-455-2688

To contact us please submit your questions here.

Mission Statement

The UMBC Bookstore is proudly owned and operated by UMBC. All purchases made here support UMBC students and campus programs. 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 the campus map.

Bookstore Hours

Winter Session Hours (January 2nd - January 24th)
Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Regular Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Special Hours

Sunday, January 26th: 11am to 4pm
Monday, January 27th: 8:30am to 6pm
Tuesday, January 28th: 8:30am to 6pm

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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The Yum Shoppe is located inside the Bookstore on the ground floor. The Yum Shoppe has the same hours of operation as the Bookstore (please see above posted hours).


Team Store

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Team Store Hours
Wednesday, January 22nd: 10:30am to 2pm
Saturday, January 25th: 12:30pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 29th: 6:30pm to 10pm
Saturday, February 1st: 12:30pm to 4pm
Saturday, February 8th: 11:30am to 3pm
Saturday, February 15th: 12:30pm to 4pm
Saturday, February 22nd: 12:30pm to 4pm
Saturday, February 29th: 12:30pm to 4pm
Tuesday, March 3rd: 6:30pm to 10pm

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

To check if campus is open, please click here.

Additional Services

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  • Postage stamps are sold by the book and available at the cash registers in the store.
  • Notary public service: $2.00 a stamp.
  • Regalia for convocation and commencement. Call 410-455-3807 or email with questions.
  • Greeting cards, balloons, wrapping paper, gift bags, UMBC Bookstore gift cards, as well as, gift cards from leading national retailers are available in the gifts department.
  • We also carry a large selection of techcessories and have an in store charging station!


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.

We are currently hiring for the Spring 2020 semester.
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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