May 29, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Auxiliary Services

The Coppin State Bookstore

Business Services

Your Coppin State Bookstore is your home for all required textbooks, supplies, emblematic clothing, giftware, general reference titles, and convenience items.


The bookstore staff works directly with your professors to ensure the correct books are on the shelves for your classes. We offer a large supply of new, used, and digital options for your courses. There is also a selection of titles that are available for rent. The rental title list may change from semester to semester. Although students may pay for the rented textbook in any form of payment, we do require a valid credit card to secure the rental.

As soon as textbook information is returned to the bookstore, it will be posted on our website for your convenience. If you would like to reference your required textbooks, check out the cost, or see if a title comes in digital or rental, please visit our website:

Refund Policy


  1. A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned with a receipt during the first week of class.
  2. With proof of a schedule change and a receipt, a full refund will be given in your original form of payment during the first 30 days of classes.
  3. All medical and specialty reference book refunds will be given in your original form of payment with a receipt within three days of purchase
  4. No refunds on textbooks without a receipt.
  5. Textbooks must be in original condition.
  6. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.

General Reading Books

  • A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if general reading books are returned within 14 days of purchase with a receipt.
  • After 14 days no refunds or exchanges
  • No refunds or exchanges without a receipt
  • Books must be in original condition

All Other Merchandise

  • A full refund will be given in your original form of payment with a receipt.
  • With a receipt, unopened software, CDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, and DVDs may be exchanged or refunded. (Opened software, CDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, and DVDs may be exchanged for the identical item only)
  • Without a receipt, a merchandise credit will be issued at the current selling price.
  • Cash back on merchandise credits or gift cards will not exceed $5.
  • No refunds on gift cards, prepaid phone cards, or magazines.
  • All merchandise must be in original condition.

Returns and Exchange Process by Mail

Textbook returns must be postmarked during the first week of classes. Your return or exchange should include a completed Return/Exchange Form and proof of schedule change, if applicable. The Return/Exchange Form is included as part of your original shipment. If you do not have the Return/Exchange Form, submit the following information with your return/exchange:

  • Name/Address/Email Address
  • Phone Number and
  • Order Number (if available)

Send returns/exchanges to the store. Send returns/exchanges via prepaid shipping. The bookstore will not accept returns/exchanges via COD. We are not responsible for lost return/exchange packages. Therefore, we highly recommend that you insure any mailed returns/exchanges. The credit for your return will be applied to the form of payment used to make the purchase or with a store gift card. Allow up to two credit card billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Returns and Exchanges in your Campus Bookstore

We will gladly accept returns/exchanges for online purchases at the bookstore. Make sure you have your customer invoice/receipt when returning or exchanging your items. Returns and exchanges made in your on-campus bookstore must adhere to the same timeframes as returns or exchanges processed through the mail.

Buy Back Policy

A valid Student I.D. is required to sell back textbooks. Finals week is always the best time to sell your unwanted textbooks to the bookstore. This is the time period when we not only have the most textbook requests returned from your professors, but it is also the time we are beginning to look for books to stock our shelves. If your textbook has been adopted by your professor for the upcoming term and the bookstore is not overstocked - we will pay you 50% of the selling price. If the textbook has not been adopted for the very next term, we can offer you a value based on national demand and market value. Your bookstore does not set this value and it can fluctuate based on demand, edition changes, or out of print status. Most textbooks have a national value between 10%-35% of the retail value, but there are other titles that will unfortunately have no value.

Store Hours Normal Store Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

The Coppin State Bookstore will have extended hours during the first few weeks of classes and will have abbreviated hours during the summer. Please check our website for exact hours during one of these timeframes.

Accepted forms of payment:
We can accept cash, checks, credit cards, Eagle cards, and Barnes and Noble gift cards at the Coppin State Bookstore.
Phone: 410.951.1222
Fax: 410.728.6349

Public Safety

Police Services

CSU Police are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to the local police or sheriff in your home community, and have met the police training certification requirement of the State of Maryland. Section 13-201 of the Education Article establishes, “the University of Maryland Police Force” with all the powers of a peace and police officer in this state. The officers are trained at approved police academies by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission. They receive additional in-service and specialized training in first aid, firearms, defense tactics, legal updates, evidence gathering, traffic accident investigation, crime prevention and drug suppression operations. Additionally, we provide information on arrest and serious crimes to the Maryland State police on a monthly basis, for inclusion in the Federal Bureau of investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Report. The serial numbers of vehicles and office equipment stolen from campus are reported nationwide through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Monthly crime statics can be obtained through the university’s website, FBI website Also, the FBI publishes National Crime Statistics each October for the previous year. This publication can be found in most public and/or college libraries.

Office Location Physical Education Complex

The Coppin State University Police Department’s main office is located on the second floor of the Physical Education Complex. Individuals can walk-in and request a copy of a report, report a crime or provide any information about a suspicious individual or situation. Lost property and found property can be completed and turned in here.

Parking and Transportation Services

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) offers Coppin State University’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors commuting options to and on the university’s campus. PTS manages more than 800 parking spaces, traffic control and parking services for campus events. Many parking solutions are available throughout the campus, including metered parking on several lots. All campus parking requires the purchase and display of a university parking permit, contractor permit or payment at meters. Like most colleges and universities, parking on a college campus is not always easy; therefore, we have created a parking system to benefit the entire Coppin community to include:

  • Student Parking
  • Faculty & Staff Parking
  • Metered Visitor Parking
  • Contractor Parking

Please refer to the Parking website for rules and regulations under related downloads ( All persons registering a vehicle for parking at CSU are encouraged to read the online manual. These regulations are designed to enhance the safety and welfare of the entire campus community.

Location- Talon Center, Room 132
Phone- (410) 951-3556,
Fax-(410) 951-3557
Hours of Operation- Monday through Friday; 8:30am-5pm (Extended until 6pm on Wednesday)
E-mail- or

Shuttle Service:
PTS operates a 15-passenger shuttle service during the academic year when semester classes are in session. The service route includes Mondawmin Mall and the Franklin Street Station (MARC Train) for commuters.

Shuttle Hours:
Monday through Friday; 8am-9:27 pm

On-Campus Dining Facilities

Grille Works at the Courtyard Café
J. Millard Tawes Center, 1st Floor
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 11:30am-9:00pm

Coppin Café
Talon Center, 2nd Floor
410.951.1266 - Menu Line
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 11:30 am - 2:30 am

Dining Hall
Talon Center, 1st Floor 410-951-1228
410-951-1255 Menu Line Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday; 7:00am-8:00pm

Eagle’s Nest Convenience Store
Talon Center, 1st Floor 410-951-6386
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday; 6pm-12am

Einstein Bagels Express
Health & Human Services Building 1st Floor 410-951-6259
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday; 7am-6pm, Saturday; 8am-2pm

J. Millard Tawes Center, 1st Floor 410-951-1236
ours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday; 7am-8:30pm Friday; 7am-7:30pm Saturday; 10am-4pm