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 hours: 8 a.m -4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Summer hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 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. Monday through Friday
- 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
- How do I access the campus bookstores?
- How can I sell my fall semester books?
Students can sell their books back anytime through the Book Buyback link in their SpartanNet account. If you have questions, call or email your bookstore.
- How do I return my books if I am a PSEO student?
PSEO students will receive a letter and a prepaid UPS shipping label from the college with information on how to return their college books. Please return your books as quickly as possible following your final exams. If you have questions, email PSEO@minnesota.edu.
- How do I return my rented books?
All students who have rented textbooks will receive an email with information regarding rental returns. Please check your student email account and respond with your address so the bookstore can provide you with a UPS label for shipping your rental books back to M State. If you have questions, call or email your bookstore.
- How can I purchase my textbooks for spring semester?
Book sales will start December 21. Students may charge books to their account during the book charging period from December 21 through January 15. Books can be ordered after the charging period if purchased with a credit card. The only items that cannot be charged to a student account are food and clothing.
- How can I charge to my account?
During the charging period (December 21-January 15), you can charge to your student account by choosing “Financial Aid/PSEO/3rd Party charging” in the credit card drop-down box at checkout.
- How long will it take to get my books?
Shipping times vary. Orders are processed as they are received. When your books ship, you will receive an email with a UPS tracking number.
- What is an inclusive access book?
Inclusive access is 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 inclusive access. An opt-out function is available on the D2L Brightspace page through the first five days of the semester.
- Will a used book be in good condition?
Used books may have some highlighting but are generally in good condition.
- Are used books available for all classes?
We purchase as many used books as possible, but they are not always available for all classes. Once our used book stock is depleted, we will substitute new books if your preference was used.
- Can I return my books for a refund?
Books can be returned for a refund if returned by January 15. Purchases will not be refunded after that date. You will need your receipt to return a book. Books are not returnable if plastic shrink wrap has been removed.
- Where can I find my student ID number?
When you log into your e-services, your ID number is located at the top right corner of the page.
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
You can purchase books for all courses through your SpartanNet account. All book purchases will be shipped to your home. There are no shipping fees during the open charging period from December 21 through January 15. Book pickup on campus will not be available.
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.
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.