Hundreds and hundreds of classes mean there are hundreds and hundreds of books that are an essential part of your CMU academic experience. We aim to simplify the book-buying process with a comprehensive list here, but if you’re still in doubt, contact the Eagle Store at 660-248-6990 or via email at

College of Graduate and Extended Studies

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Columbia Courses

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Ordering Books

Undergraduate students on the Fayette campus can purchase books through the on-campus bookstore. Books can be reserved before the start of both semesters by using the Book Reservation form.

Students at all other locations can buy books online at any time.

Book Rental Information

Textbook rental is available for both used and new books. Textbook rental occurs at your time of checkout. You must use a credit card so bring one with you if shopping in person.  Rented textbooks are to be returned during the week of finals. 

Book Return Policy

The final day to return textbooks for a refund will be two weeks after the semester begins. We REQUIRE the following: Cash register receipt and a drop slip from the Registrar - the bookstore will print drop slip at time of return. You will not be refunded without both.

You will be refunded in the same manner that you purchased. If you purchased by credit card then it will be credited back to your card. If you were issued a voucher for books, then your voucher account will be credited back. Checks must have ten working days to have cleared the bank.

New textbooks must be in their original condition in order for us to refund your money, including remaining in the shrink-wrap provided by the publisher. There are no exceptions.

We cannot refund money for any course packs, nor can they be sold back to us during buyback. These course packs are special orders, not published textbooks, and they are indicative only to CMU, and have no resale value to a used book dealer. Copyright laws also prohibit our reselling used copies.

The bookstore must send back any unsold books to the publishers sixty days from the first day of class. Please be sure you have purchased all the books you will need or we may not have them in stock.