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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 or view the campus map.

Bookstore Hours

Monday, January 18th: CLOSED

The Bookstore is open for online order pick up only. No in-store shopping will be allowed. Please place your order online before arriving to the store.

Curbside Pickup
Pickup Dates: January 4th to January 22nd (The Bookstore will be CLOSED on Monday, January 18th)
Pickup Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 3pm
Directions: Turn onto Commons Drive off of Hilltop Circle. The Commons Garage is located on the left. Enter through the second entrance and park in one of the designated "UMBC Bookstore Curbside Pickup" spots located on the bottom level. Click here for a campus map.
Please call 410-455-3807 or 410-455-2699 when you arrive and we will bring your order out to you. Have your order number and a picture ID ready.

In-Store Pickup
Pickup Location: UMBC Commons/UMBC Bookstore, Main Level
Pickup Dates: January 25th to May 21st
Pickup Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am to 4pm
Please have your order number and picture ID ready.

Please click here for more information about online order pick up.

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).
The Yum Shoppe is closed for the Spring 2021 semester.


Team Store

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Team Store Hours
The team store currently has no openings.

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 [email protected] 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

Director: Erin McGonigle, 15 years at UMBC, class of '08.

Accounting Manager: Kay SmithKay, 28 years at UMBC.

Course Materials Manager: Lisa Kakavas, 31 years at UMBC, class of '95.

General Book Manager/Course Materials: Pat Jenkins, 21 years at UMBC.

Accounts Payable: Michele Toebbe, 21 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Manager: Harry Scarpulla, 15 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Assistant Manager: Renay Horton, 24 years at UMBC.

Merchandise Manager: Pam Sturgill, 6 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 not currently hiring at this time.

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