The Metropolitan State University Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Library and Learning Center at the St. Paul Campus. Personal local checks are accepted for the amount of purchase with proper photo identification. The bookstore cannot accept 3rd party checks, starter checks or checks prewritten for a 2nd party use.

Be sure to have your course codes ready when you arrive or call the bookstore.  Texts are arranged alpha-numerically by the Subject, number and section (such as ACCT 310-02) Do not use the registration codes (000198).  Different sections can use different texts so it is very important to have all three parts to your course codes.

Bookstore return policy: SAVE YOURSELF MONEY--Save your original receipt. Please visit the bookstore web site at for full return policy

Used book buying prices are always available if your return is outside of these guidelines.

Textbook “buybacks” are based on the needs of the bookstore and the national text market. If a book is being used for a current class and the bookstore needs it for stock, students will receive 50% of their purchase price. If the text is not currently being used/needed at the bookstore, the price is determined based on a national market value, usually 10-33%. Old editions do not have any market value. The bookstore cannot quote buyback prices or need over the phone. To sell texts, students must bring them to the bookstore during open business hours. Student Photo ID is required.

Order Your Books Online

Course materials, books and supplies can be found online.

Order Online: 

Course information and more can be found online at Your packing slip that arrives with your shipment is your receipt. Please retain the packing slip for any returns or exchanges. Orders are shipped Fedex and should be received within 7 business days of placing your order within the Metro area for in stock items.

ISBN's and EAN's are not available via telephone or email.Check Online for updated schedule information and policies.  Information is subject to change without notice. Check for updated schedule information and policies.

Regular Bookstore Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Note: The bookstore is closed whenever the University offices are closed. Check the bookstore web site for current hours of operation.

Contact Information:

Metropolitan State University Bookstore
Phone: 651-793-1670
Fax: 651-793-1676