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UMKC Bookstore

Student Union
5100 Cherry Street
(816) 235-BOOK (2665)
Fax: (816) 235-1443

Health Sciences Bookstore

Health Sciences Building
2418 Charlotte Street
(816) 235-2191
Fax: (816) 235-2747


Manager: Pete Eisentrager Contact Information

Owned and operated by the University of Missouri, the UMKC bookstores provide a wide array of educational materials and a variety of services. Student success hinges on having the necessary resources at the right time and the right price. At the main bookstore in University Center, students can find a wide array of educational materials and a variety of services to assist in their academic success. Required and recommended textbooks are immediately available, as well as numerous supplemental materials including general reference and study guides. The UMKC bookstore also carries bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction and academic titles as well as an assortment of school and office supplies. Need something special to show your college spirit? Come browse through our large selection of UMKC clothing and gifts. Other services for your convenience include:

  • Textbook Reservation program
  • Textbook Buyback
  • Graduation Fairs
  • The Booker’s Dozen reading rewards program
  • Special Order programs


Technology is Affordable and Easy

At RooTech, located inside the main bookstore, UMKC students are automatically eligible for special savings on technology hardware, software and supplies. Look no further for a technology package that is user friendly and residence hall ready. A valid UMKC ID is necessary to obtain these terrific savings with educational pricing.


Textbook Buyback

There aren't too many items that can be purchased, used for a few months and then returned to the store for cash. During the last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters, an independent wholesale book company conducts book buyback to help the campus bookstore fill the textbook department with used books required for the upcoming semester. At this time, students can sell back their books for cash. If an instructor has requested a particular book for the next semester, the bookstore will pay up to 50 percent of the new price until the order is filled. Even if you originally bought the book for used price, you’ll still get 50 percent of the new price if the book is needed. If a textbook is not required for the upcoming semester or if an instructor has not yet turned in their order, the wholesale book company may buy back your books to fill orders at other colleges and universities. They may offer you 0-30 percent of the new book price. Sometimes, books cannot be bought back due to a newer edition being used or if the book is in unsaleable condition.


Convenient Payment Options

Customers may use cash, personal checks, credit cards (MC, Visa or Discover), UMKC Bookstore Gift Cards and student charge. A valid photo ID is required for check transactions and a valid UMKC ID is required for student charge.


Student Charge

Student charge is available for financially enrolled students. Student charge allows students to purchase bookstore items with their UMKC ID and charge it to their UMKC account. Financial enrollment means that a student has made the minimum educational fee payment for the academic semester. A student may not student charge if they are not officially enrolled for the current semester (eg. if you’re not enrolled for summer school, you can't student charge during the summer semester). A student may charge a maximum of $1,000 per semester. Once the limit is reached, another form of payment is needed. Making a payment to your University of Missouri bill will not adjust the balance back to $1,000.

Whether visiting in person or online, you will find there's more at your UMKC Bookstore, where profits support student services, facilities and programs.