For Spring 2012
- NEW SPRING 2012: Spring Textbook Reservations
You may start online reservation orders Monday, November 14th. Online Reservations end: December 22nd. Textbook Reservation pickup begins January 5th - 6th at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, January 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, January 8th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Online orders not picked up by close of business on January 8th will be refunded and placed back on shelves.
- When can I pick up textbooks for the Spring semester?
Textbook distribution pickup for the Spring semester begins January 5 and ends January 11. Textbooks are located on the lower level of University Store in Union 128.
- What will I need to pick up my textbooks?
You will need your current class schedule, current UCM student ID, and a form of payment.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Currently University Store accepts cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and financial aid or UCM debit accounts. Notes: A valid photo ID is required when paying by credit/debit card. Two forms of ID are required when paying by check. You must have your current UCM student ID when paying with financial aid or UCM debit account. The cardholder must be present when using a credit/debit card.
- Can I order my textbooks online?
Yes, you may order your textbooks online beginning November 14th. Visit us online at www.ucmbookstore.com and click on the textbooks tab. You will need your student ID number and class schedule to place an order. Shipping rates: $10 for the first book and $1 for each additional book. "Notice: This is not the same as a textbook reservation."
- How do I locate my books in the textbook area?
Textbooks are alphabetized by course prefix such as "MKT" for marketing. Signs are located at the end of each aisle, and shelf tags with course prefixes and numbers are on each shelf. The textbooks are then broken down by section number on the shelf tags. If all sections of one course use the same book there will be only one tag for that course. If different books are used for different sections you will notice several different tags. Please ask a University Store associate if you need additional assistance.
- How can I tell a rental textbook from one I have to buy?
The shelf tags will indicate whether the textbook is available for rental or purchase. In addition, rental textbooks have yellow "Renter Responsibility" stickers on the outside cover, and used textbooks have yellow "USED" stickers on the spine or cover. The shelf tags also specify whether textbooks are "required" or "optional." UCM faculty recommend that you come to class prepared with all required course materials.
- What is the "Renter Responsibility" for rental textbooks?
By accepting rental textbooks from University Store, you agree to the following:
- Return the textbook by the close of business on the last day of finals
- Exercise reasonable care while the book is in your possession
- Make no marks except yellow highlighting
- Why is my textbook not available as a rental?
There could be several reasons your textbook is not currently available for rental. Possible reasons include:
- The textbook is a paperback text
- The textbook is for a graduate level course
- Faculty has requested the textbook be available for purchase only
- My book is only available for rental, what if I want to buy it?
Simply ask an associate who will locate a retail copy for you. If none are available, one will be ordered. For your convenience, we will allow you to borrow the rental copy until the new copy is received – typically in 7 to 10 business days. You have until January 27th to apply the rental fee toward the purchase of a new textbook, if you chose to rent initially.
- What if my book is not on the shelf?
If you cannot locate a shelf tag for the course this means faculty has not requested a textbook for the course. However, if there is a shelf tag for the course but the shelf is empty please ask an associate for assistance. If additional copies are unavailable, we will issue you a rain check and notify you when the textbook arrives – typically in 7 to 10 business days. Once you have been notified, we will hold the textbook for a maximum of 24 hours.
- Why are some of the textbooks wrapped? If it is not wrapped, does that mean it is used?
Publishers and wholesalers decide whether to wrap the books or not. All used textbooks will be clearly marked with a yellow "USED" sticker on the spine or cover. If you purchase a new wrapped textbook it cannot be returned as new if the shrink wrap is removed.
- I accidentally bought the wrong book. May I return it?
Yes! The last day for a full textbook refund with receipt is January 27th, 2012.
Simply bring the book and the original receipt to the main floor of University Store. If you are returning a textbook that was purchased in shrink wrap the wrapping must still be intact. If a textbook came with supplemental materials (CD, DVD, access code, etc.) they must be returned with the book.
- I attend UCM Summit Center. Do I have to go to University Store to get my textbooks?
UCM Summit Center students may obtain textbooks without visiting University Store on the Warrensburg campus. Students may order textbooks for Spring 2012 online on this page. A University Store representative will be at the Summit Center January 9-12 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Simply click on the textbooks link on the main page and follow the instructions. A shipping fee of $10 for the first book and $1 for each additional book will be applied to your order. In addition, each semester University Store sets up a remote location at the Summit Center.
Updated January 6th, 2012