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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.

Winter Session Hours: January 3rd - January 27th

Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm

Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Special Weekend Openings:

Sunday, January 29th - 10am to 5pm

Saturday, April 15th (Hours TBD)

Saturday, April 22nd (Hours TBD)


Winter Break - December 23rd - January 2nd

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16th

Spring Break - March 20th & 21st

Memorial Day - May 29th

Juneteenth - June 19th

Inventory - June 29th & June 30th

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 Open During UMBC Basketball Games

You can place an online order up until the day before and select Team Store Pickup!

  • Jan. 1st (MBB)
  • Jan. 5th (MBB)
  • Jan. 7th (WBB)
  • Jan. 14th (MBB)
  • Jan. 16th (MBB)
  • Jan. 18th (WBB) - Team Store closed, main Bookstore location open from 8am to 4pm.
  • Jan. 21st (MBB)
  • Jan. 25th (WBB)
  • Jan. 28th (WBB)
  • Feb. 1st (MBB)
  • Feb. 4th (WBB)
  • Feb. 8th (MBB)
  • Feb. 11th (MBB)
  • Feb. 15th (WBB)
  • Feb. 18th (WBB)
  • Feb. 22nd (MBB)

The Team Store by the UMBC Bookstore is located inside of the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. When entering through the main doors, it is located to the right.
Additional Services

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  • UPS Drop OFF and UPS shipping
  • Postage stamps are sold by the book and available at the cash registers in the store.
  • Notary public service: $2.00 a stamp.
  • Greeting cards, balloons, wrapping paper, gift bags, UMBC Bookstore gift cards
Bookstore Staff

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Full Time Staff

Director: Erin McGonigle, 18 years at UMBC, class of '08.

Course Materials Manager: Lisa Kakavas, 34 years at UMBC, class of '95.

Receiving Manager: Pat Jenkins, 24 years at UMBC.

Accounts Payable: Michele Toebbe, 24 years at UMBC.

Yum Shoppe Manager: Renay Horton, 27 years at UMBC.

Merchandise Manager: Darcy Erion, 9 years at UMBC, class of '19.

Course Materials Assistant Manager (CMI+): Jocelyn Ochoa-Garcia, 7 years at UMBC, class of '20.

Customer Service Manager: Alex BussmanKay, first year at UMBC.

Course Materials Support Staff: LJ the AxolotlLJ, 1 year at UMBC, adorable and chunky. Heart of the team.

Bookstore 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 for the Spring 2023 semester, download the application and e-mail it to [email protected]. Fill out as much of the application as possible and leave all fields blank that do not apply to you.

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