U of L bookstore changes how students get textbooks for the semester Monday, Aug 10 2020 

By Eli Hughes–

Any University of Louisville student looking to purchase their textbooks for the fall semester from the Campus Bookstore, will need to do so online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will now be required to order textbooks online from the bookstore’s website and can choose to have their order shipped directly to their place of residence or to come into the bookstore for in-store pick-up.

The bookstore will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Customers will be able to shop in person for all items except for textbooks.

Andrea Herrera, the store’s manager, said the store will have several practices in place to help ensure the safety of customers and staff.

“There will be sanitation every two hours for common touch points,” Herrera said. “We will also quarantine returned items for 24 hours before putting them back in the store.” Bookstore staff must also have their temperature checked and answer a series of questions daily prior to starting their shift.

Masks will be required for store staff and customers and there will be a maximum of 68 customers allowed in the store at any given time. There will also be designated entry and exit points in order to promote social distancing in the store. 

Students can purchase textbooks online from the campus bookstore’s website by clicking the “Find your textbooks” tab. Any questions can be directed the campus bookstore at 502-852-6679 or books@louisville.edu.

File Photo//The Louisville Cardinal

The post U of L bookstore changes how students get textbooks for the semester appeared first on The Louisville Cardinal.

U of L campus bookstore closes to the public Monday, Mar 23 2020 

By Eli Hughes–

The University of Louisville bookstore will be closed to the public starting March 24 until further notice in line with Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision to close nonessential retail stores to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Staff will remain in the store to process online orders, but by March 30 only managers will be working in-store.

Andrea Herrera, store manager for the campus bookstore, said that it is unclear when the bookstore will reopen. “It depends on what the governor says,” Herrera said.

Students who need to return their rental textbooks will be able to do so by mail with free shipping. However, students who want to sell their textbooks back to the bookstore will not be able to do so through the mail.

Sarah Harvey, textbook manager, said that textbook buyback will depend on if the bookstore is able to open to the public at the end of the semester.

Harvey also said that the bookstore is doing its best to support the campus community at this time.

“We are here to help students and faculty during this very difficult time,” Harvey said. “We are all in this together.”

More information about ordering textbooks online and returning rental books can be found on the bookstore’s website.

Photo by Joseph Garcia // The Louisville Cardinal

The post U of L campus bookstore closes to the public appeared first on The Louisville Cardinal.