How do I get my books? UMS Books Store Links

Each University of Maine System Campus has a bookstore (see links below), and most will ship books to you or your local University College Center.

University bookstores generally stock books for all of the courses being taught by the campus faculty, and some will also have the required books and materials for other campus’ distance education classes.

Tips for success:

  • If possible, order your books and course materials in advance. At least two weeks is best. Bookstores accept most credit and debit cards.
  • Allow a minimum of five working days for delivery.
    FYI: UPS does not deliver to PO boxes.  If needed you can have books sent to your local University College Center, c/o “your name”.
  • Consider buying used books; most copies are in very good shape and can be a good deal.
  • Check to see if you can borrow or buy a book directly from another student.
  • In the event that your financial aid award refund is delayed, an Emergency Loan through your home campus may be an option; contact the Financial Aid Office at your home campus.
  • Even if you can’t order your books yet, shopping ahead of time (online) costs nothing.  If you have some lead time, you can shop around for the best price on books and supplies.
  • Regardless of how you buy, do check return policies before you purchase so that there are no unpleasant surprises if you need to return an item.

Syllabi* & Course Handouts:

  • Syllabi for onsite courses are usually handed out by the instructor during the first class meeting
  • Syllabi and handouts for ITV and videoconference courses are NOT usually handed out in class. Some instructors distribute this information via the email, the Blackboard course or a website, while others rely upon bookstore-delivered materials.
  • Syllabi and course materials for online classes are available on the Blackboard course or a website (some other website may be used, etc.)

* What’s a syllabus? (syllabus=singular; syllabi=plural):
A list of the required textbooks, materials, assignments and due dates, test dates and other important information.  It should tell you how you contact your instructor outside of class time.

Local University College Center Information

If you have questions contact:

University College at Bath/Brunswick
Orion Hall
12 Sewall Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 442-7736

If you have questions contact:

University College at East Millinocket
Katahdin Region Higher Education Center
1 Dirigo Drive, Suite 1
East Millinocket, ME 04430
Phone: (207) 746-5741
Fax: (207) 746-9389

If you have questions contact:

University College at Ellsworth
Mill Mall
248 State St., Suite 1
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 667-3897
Fax: (207) 667-7451

Eastern Maine Community College

The Eastern Maine Community College Bookstore is managed by Follett Higher Education Group.  Go directly to the online bookstore.

Phone: (207) 974-4638
Fax: (207) 974-4689
Monday – Thursday:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:  8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

If you have questions contact:

University College at Houlton
18 Military Street
Houlton, ME 04730
Phone: (207) 521-3100
Fax: (207) 521-3101

If you have questions contact:

University College at Norway/South Paris
The Education Exhibition Hall
232 Main Street
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone: (207) 743-9322

If you have questions contact:

UC at Rockland also has a bulletin board where students buy or exchange books with each other.  Check it out in the Main lobby area.

University College at Rockland
Breakwater Building
91 Camden Street, Suite 402
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (207) 596-6906
Fax: (207) 594-2938

If you have questions contact:

University College at Rumford
60 Lowell Street
Rumford, Maine 04276
Phone: (207) 364-7882
Fax: (207) 364-8377

If you have questions contact:

University College at Saco
4 Scamman Street, Suite 18
Saco, ME 04072
Phone: (207) 282-4111
Fax: (207) 283-9865