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The Bookstore at University of Detroit Mercy enhances students’ learning opportunities by providing a variety of books, supplies, University attire, electronics, and snacks. Bookstores are located in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus, Classroom 149 at the Law School, and next to the Special Functions Room at the Dental School.

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore website allows students to enter their Detroit Mercy classes and see what specific books they need for each individual class. The Bookstore also offers the option to rent textbooks for a significantly lower price than buying them, as well as many etextbooks, which can be rented or purchased.

Hours of Operation

McNichols Bookstore

4001 W. McNichols Rd
Detroit MI 48221
Student Center
313-993-1030


Monday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Wednesday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Riverfront (Law) Bookstore

651 E. Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Classroom 149
313-596-0267


Monday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday  12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday  12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday  CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday  CLOSED

Corktown (Dental) Bookstore

2700 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Detroit MI 48208
2nd Floor, near Café


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 20

Tuesday, October 24

Wednesday, October 25

Thursday, October 26

Friday, November 3

Other Resources

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    Faculty Benefits and Book Orders

    Submit your book orders online here.

    • When you provide your course material information to the bookstore by the due dates each semester, we will work with you to make sure all the materials are available for your students, all in one place.
    • We will obtain access codes or other online content from the publishers to sell to students.
    • We will work with you to create custom course materials by pulling portions of various works together, or by getting permission to custom publish an out-of-print book.
    • We utilize FacultyEnlight, which allows you to easily research course materials online, view your book order history, and submit your book orders fast!
    • We partner with Xanedu to help create custom Coursepaks.
    • We offer many textbook titles for rental, which is a cost savings for students.
    • Through Registration Integration capabilities, Detroit Mercy students can directly link to their course-related textbooks and materials when they register for classes.
    • We offer digital and electronic book options, a cost savings for students.
    • A 10% staff discount is available on school supplies, clothing & emblematic items.
    • We are happy to service your planned book events or author signings.
    • The Detroit Mercy Bookstore carries and accepts Barnes & Noble gift cards, as well as, an assortment of other gift cards for your shopping convenience.
    • We offer online ordering for general merchandise and textbooks with UPS shipping or in-store pick up options.
    • We carry many convenience items, postage stamps, scalpel blades, Detroit Mercy patches, access cards, lab coats, scrubs, scantrons, clickers, dissection kits, art supplies, etc.
    • We offer student buyback year round with a current Student ID card.
    • Nook Study is available for many titles viewable in Blackboard.
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    Special Offers

    Sign up on the website and get 25% off Spirit Gear!

Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is Textbook Rental?

    Textbook Rental is simple! Now at your campus bookstore, you can rent the textbooks you need for the semester, then return them at the end of the term.

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    How much do I save with Textbook Rental?

    Renting textbooks saves you on average 50% when compared to a new, printed textbook.

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    How do I pay for my Textbook Rental?

    Most forms of payment currently accepted at the bookstore can also be used for rentals. We do require a credit card be kept on file, even if you pay with a different method. Why? Just in case you win the lottery and forget to return your book, we’ll need to charge you for it (refer to section on Fees).

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    Why do you need a credit card if I am paying for the rental some other way?

    If the textbook is returned after the due date, or is damaged, we use the credit card on file to pay for a replacement book and processing fee, as described in your Rental Agreement. We want you to bring the book back so we don’t have to charge you!

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    If my bookstore accepts financial aid, can I use it to pay for a Textbook Rental?

    Yes you can use your financial aid to pay for your Textbook Rental. However, you will still need to keep a credit card on file with us in order to rent a book.

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    How long is the rental period?

    The rental period begins the day you pay for the Textbook Rental and continues until the the last day of Finals, as shown on your Order Confirmation. All rented textbooks must be returned to the bookstore, in good condition, by the Rental Return Due Date. Textbook Rentals returned via mail must be postmarked by the Rental Return Due Date.

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    Can I return my books by mail?

    Yes! Just use the prepaid return shipping label available online. You can print it as often as you like, but you can only use it once. So if you’re returning multiple books, please put them in one box and use one shipping label. You can also just drop off your books at the bookstore. Please see the link at the bottom of the page to print the return label.

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     How do I know which books are available as rental?

    Simple! We post the list of Textbook Rentals on the bookstore website and in the bookstore. Plus if you’re shopping in the bookstore, look for signs in the book aisle. Online, it’s really easy - if we’re renting a textbook, the “Rental” option will display in your book list alongside “New” and/or “Used” (if available). Just check the box and follow the instructions.

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    What happens if I drop a class?

    The drop/add policy for rented books is the same as for purchased books. Return the book to the bookstore within the allowed period along with drop/add documentation. If you return your book via mail, it must be postmarked within the allowed drop/add return period, and must include a copy of the drop/add documentation along with your book.

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    Can I get a refund if I don't drop a class?

    Yes! The same return policy applies to rented textbooks as to purchased textbooks. Assuming, of course that you have your receipt, and return the textbook in good condition, along with any components such as CDs, etc. that were included with the textbook when you rented it. If you return your book via mail, it must be postmarked within the refund period allowed by your bookstore.

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    Can I buy my rented textbook?

    You may decide to convert your rental to a purchase through the second week of classes without any additional charge. To do this, you must contact your bookstore. We will credit you the rental charge and charge you for the book. If you return your book by the Return Due Date, you can decide to purchase the book at the used book price.

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    Can I mark up the inside of the book with a highlighter or make notes in the margins?

    Normal use of highlighting and writing is permitted. The bookstore will use the same standards for determining acceptable condition of rental textbooks that it uses for determining condition of books sold back as used books.

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    Can the bookstore refuse to accept my Textbook Rental when I return it?

    Yes, the bookstore can refuse to accept your rental book if it is not returned in good condition. Good condition will be judged by the bookstore alone, and generally means book spine intact, no excessive damage to cover or contents, all original pages intact, all original components present, and no excessive highlighting, writing or other markings. Normal-use highlighting and writing is permitted. If the bookstore determines your book to be not acceptable for return, then you will be charged for a replacement copy and a processing fee.

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    What happens if I do not return the book by the due date?

    You will be charged for a replacement textbook along with a processing fee. The replacement cost and processing fee will be charged to the credit card on file. The book will be yours to keep.

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    What happens if I lose a rented textbook?

    You will be charged the replacement cost plus the processing fee for any book not returned to the bookstore, regardless of the reason. These fees are in addition to the rental fee.

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    How much are the fees?

    Replacement Cost is 75% of the selling price of your book at the time of purchase. Processing Fee is 7.5% of the selling price at the time of purchase. These fees are in addition to the rental fee.

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    What if I forget when the rental is due?

    As a courtesy, we will send a reminder notice to the email address you provided during your rental checkout and on your rental agreement. However, it is your responsibility to return the book by the due date even if you do not receive this email. Please remember that rental books are due back - or must be postmarked by - the day after the last day of Finals.

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