M State bookstores
Welcome to your M State bookstores!
The M State campus bookstores have the items you need to be prepared for class including textbooks, computer software, tools, supplies and M State apparel! Check here for textbook purchasing information.
The campus 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
Address: 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Regular and summer hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Fergus Falls - The Bookstore
Address: 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Regular and summer hours: 9 a.m -3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closed Friday. Three weeks prior to and two weeks after fall and spring semester start dates, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Moorhead - Campus Crossing
Address: 1900 28th Ave. S, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218.299.6570; Fax: 218.299.6861
Regular hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Wadena - Chapter One
Address: 405 Colfax Ave. SW, Wadena, MN 56482
Regular and summer hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Online Bookstore
- When can I buy my books?
You can buy your books 24 hours after you register for classes.
- Can I come to campus to get my books for fall semester?
All book orders for Fall 2020 will be done online. You will have the option to have the books mailed to you for free or pick them up at the campus bookstore. Books for online courses will be shipped by UPS from the Detroit Lakes campus bookstore.
- How long will it take to get my books?
Shipping times vary. When your books ship, you will receive an email with a UPS tracking number.
- How do I create an account to buy books?
- The first step to getting your M State books is to log into SpartanNet with your StarID and password. At the bottom of your SpartanNet page, select Buy your books. Select the bookstore where you are purchasing books from.
- Once you are on the bookstore website, you will see required and optional books for each course you are registered for. You will be able to select whether you want your book in print or digital and new or used. Select by clicking on “Add to cart.” Once your cart is ready, select Continue Checkout.
- In the checkout process you will be asked several questions about your preferences. Answer those questions, then select “Payment Options.” When done, click on “continue checkout”, answer several more few questions and then click on “payment options.”
- You will then need to log into your account. If you’ve never ordered before, click “Register here” and create a profile. We recommend that use your student email account as your email in this format: Jane.Doe@go.minnesota.edu.
- Once you are logged in, select pick up in store or ship to home. Review your shipping and billing address.
- In the payment options, you can select Credit Card or Financial Aid/Agency/PSEO to charge to your student account.
- If you select Financial Aid/Agency/PSEO, enter your STUDENT ID number, which is an eight-digit number. Your Student ID is not the same as your StarID. When you choose to charge to your student account, you will still be required to list a credit card; however, it will not be charged unless a rental book is not returned.
- You will need to check the box agreeing to charge to your student account.
- If you do not know your student ID number, contact our Support Center at 877.450.3322.
- Select submit payment.
- You will receive an order confirmation email.
- Will a used book be in good condition?
Used books may have some highlighting but are generally in good condition.
- What is an inclusive access book?
Inclusive access is an option available for select M State courses. If a class lists inclusive access as the book option, the required materials will be available electronically by following a link from the course in D2L Brightspace. The link is available one day prior to the start of the course. The cost of inclusive access is charged to your student account, and no purchase is necessary from the bookstore. The price for materials is lower than the normal purchase price. You do have the option to opt out of the inclusive access option. An opt-out function is available on the D2L Brightspace page through the first five days of the semester.
- How long can I charge books to my student account?
You can charge all books and supplies to your student account until August 28. Clothing and food may not be charged to your student account.
- How can I sell my fall semester books?
Students can sell their books back through the Book Buyback link in their SpartanNet account at any time. If you have questions, call or email your bookstore.
Locating course material requirements
The items that are required, optional or recommended for courses can be found:
1. Online, you can access the list from the Class Schedules page. 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.
Student bookstore charging
In an effort to encourage student persistence and success, the M State bookstores allow enrolled students to charge all of their textbooks and school supplies during the open charge period. There are no dollar limits or prior financial aid requirements. Students will be able to charge apparel only if it is a requirement of their program.
Our goal is to help support student success by allowing our students to have their materials on the first day of their courses. Charging information is uploaded overnight, so students will need to have registered for courses at least one day prior to charging books and supplies to their account.
When to purchase books
Books will be available three weeks prior to the semester start. 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 semester charge periods or other important dates, visit M State's Business Services website.
How to purchase your books
Students can purchase books for courses online through your SpartanNet account. Purchases made online are packaged and can be picked up in the store or mailed to your home. There are no shipping fees during the open charging period. Orders must be placed online and can be picked up after your order has been processed and you receive an email stating that it is ready for pick-up.
Note: Orders placed for online courses will be shipped – they will not be available for pickup.
To purchase online:
- Log into your SpartanNet account
- Scroll down to Your Class Schedule and click Buy Your Books
Inclusive access program
Inclusive access is offered by the M State bookstores for select courses. The required materials for these courses are available to registered students electronically by following a link in the course's D2L Brightspace website. The link becomes available one day prior to the start of the course. The cost of the course material is charged to your student account and no purchase is necessary from the bookstore. The price for the materials is lower than the normal purchase price. Book requirements and fee information can be found on the Class Schedules site. See the Locating course material requirements section for more information.
Students in an inclusive access course do have the option of opting out of the inclusive access program. An opt-out function will be available inside each course's D2L Brightspace page through the first five days of the semester, and for late-start courses on the first day of the course only. If you opt out, the fee will be refunded, and your access to the materials will be disabled. Please note that the course materials are required to successfully complete the course.
For students who prefer to have a printed book to accompany the digital materials, there will be a loose leaf version of the text available for purchase online through the bookstore.
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.
Purchases from the online bookstore may be returned via mail to the online bookstore or in person at any campus bookstore. Purchases from campus bookstores must be returned to the campus bookstore where the purchase was made.
Selling books back
Students have the option of selling their books through M State's online buyback program at any time.
To access the online program:
- Log into SpartanNet
- Click Bookstore on the left
- 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.
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.
M State's bookstores now offer the option of textbook rental. Textbooks eligible for rent may vary by store and semester. Rental fees can be charged to student accounts against financial aid, payment plans and other types of funding. For more information, see M State's Textbook Rental Agreement.