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Welcome to your M State bookstore!

The bookstore on each M State campus has the items you need to be prepared for class, including textbooks, computer software, tools, supplies and M State apparel and gear.

The M State bookstores also accept tuition and other payments to the college. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted. Regular operating hours for each store are listed below, and extended operating hours are offered during the first week of each semester.

Detroit Lakes - Book Mark
Phone: 218.846.3727
Regular and summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fergus Falls - The Bookstore
Phone: 218.736.1556
Regular and summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Moorhead - Campus Crossing
Phone: 218.299.6570; Fax: 218.299.6861
Regular hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday
Summer hours (May 14-Aug. 22): 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Campus Crossing will be closed June 25-27 for inventory.

Wadena - Chapter One
Phone: 218.631.7825
Regular and summer hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday


Locating course material requirements

The items that are required, optional or recommended for on-campus courses can be found on the shelf tags in the bookstores or on the M State Class Schedules website.

1. In the bookstores, courses are arranged on the shelf alphabetically by department and then numerically by course number (for example, ENGL 0050). Some courses will have multiple sections, so you may need to locate your section. **Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule to the store.**

If some books are missing on the shelf, see if there is a "see also" with a department/section number listed. This means this title is used in other departments/sections, so the books may have sold out in this location but be available in other areas of the store. If there is no "see also" listing, inquire at the counter about when the book may arrive.

2. Online, you can access the list from the Class Schedules site found on M State's homepage. Locate the course you are taking, and click on it. At the bottom of the page will be the current list of items that are required, optional or recommended for the course.


How to purchase your books

Students can purchase books for on-campus courses:

1. In person at the bookstore

2. Online through your SpartanNet account. Purchases made online are packaged and can be picked up in the store or mailed (shipping fees apply).

To purchase online:

  • Click Bookstore on the left
  • Select your campus under Purchase Books

When to purchase books

Items can be purchased at any time if you are paying with cash, check or credit card. If you would like to charge to your student account, the charge period begins three weeks before the semester starts and ends the first week of class. For summer semester charge periods or other important dates, visit M State's Business Services website.


Bookstore Return Policy

M State's Bookstore Return Policy can be found in the Student Policies section on the College Organization and Administrative Policies Web page.


Selling books back

Students have the option of selling their books at campus buyback events scheduled during finals week of each semester (watch for posted times) or through M State's online buyback program at any time.

To access the online program:

  1. Log into SpartanNet
  2. Click Bookstore on the left
  3. Select the correct campus under Book Buyback

American Opportunity Tax Credit

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009, textbook and other course material expenses incurred in 2009 and after, and not covered by scholarship or grant aid, may be used as a tax credit on that year's income tax return.

For more information, visit the American Opportunity Tax Credit website.

Remember, students need to save bookstore receipts as proof of textbook purchases to qualify for tax exemptions. The M State bookstores do not reproduce or reprint any previous receipts.


Check disbursements

For more timely disbursement, students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. To enroll, log into SpartanNet. Click eServices, Financial Aid and Deposit Setup.

For students not enrolled in direct deposit and taking campus courses, financial aid and other overage checks are distributed from the home campus bookstore. Issued checks can be picked up in the bookstore with a photo ID. To see whether a check is available, log into SpartanNet > eServices>Bills & Payments>Account Detail>Show All Detail. Any disbursements are dated and will have the description Payment to Student.

Students not enrolled in direct deposit and taking online courses will have their checks mailed to their local address on file. If no local address is provided, the permanent address on file will be used. To review your address on file, login to SpartanNet. Any changes should be submitted using the Change of Address form on M State's forms page.

Last modified: May 15th, 2014 at 09:27am