Blueprint - Bookstore

CCSU BLUEPRINT for a Successful Fall 2020


CCSU Bookstore Fall 2020

On-ground hours limited:  

Friday, Dec. 4; Dec. 12; and Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Many bookstore services are also available online, including book buyback, rental returns, and book purchasing at the CCSU Bookstore website.


Books can be returned during the Bookstore hours through 12/31/2020

Monday 11/23 and Tuesday 11/24 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday 11/25 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday 12/28 and Tuesday 12/29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note that if the Student Center is closed, the bookstore will be closed.

Please feel free to check our website at, by phone at (860) 832-2665 or by email to confirm we are open.   

How to return your books using the contactless drop box?

Please take advantage of contactless return by using the new drop box that will be available beginning Tuesday, 11/24/2020. Each individual book must have your contact information so that the book can be checked in. 

How the drop box works:

Each individual book needs a label to use the drop box.  A label can be obtained:

  • Resident students will receive labels from Residence Life prior to thanksgiving
  • Student Center Information Desk
  • Create your own label by handwriting or printing on any label  or piece of paper your name, order number and email address on file when you rented the books. This information is also available in the email return reminders that are sent to the email account that you used to rent the books.

It is important to ensure the label or paper is firmly affixed to the book. Books without customer information cannot be checked in and will result in non-return charges. 

Where is the drop box?

The drop box is in the door located on the outside of the Student Center to the right of the Bookstore Window.

How to mail your rentals?

You can print a UPS label from the bookstore’s website to return all rental books for $5.

To Print a UPS mailing Label from Barnes and Noble website:

You will need your order number and the email address you put on file when you rented the books. If you don’t know your order number, check the email reminders that will be sent from the CCSU Bookstore. If you don’t see the email, try searching ‘rental’ in all your email accounts. 

Click on this link to print your return label:

If you mail your rental, it is strongly recommended that you take a photo of the shipping label, so you have the tracking number, if needed.