Changes made to bookstore protocol due to COVID-19

The UConn Bookstore in Storrs is handling textbook transactions among students differently this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Photo by Sophia Sawchuck/The Daily Campus.

The University of Connecticut bookstore has revised their hours and store capacity to accommodate students and COVID-19 safety.  

The bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays according to Leonard Oser, the UConn bookstore manager.  

Capacity has been reduced to 150, and will be monitored with a HeadCounter. The store will be open to anyone following COVID-19 protocol and wearing a mask.  

Students can use curbside pickup for their textbooks or have them delivered for free with any order over $25, Oser said.  

“Students are encouraged to use our online order curbside pickup,” Oser said. “Just follow the signs to the side entrance, enter with your order number and we will retrieve the books, all without having to enter the store.”  

For those who cannot order online, bookstore employees are equipped to shop for your textbooks in store.  

“Students can also come to the store to buy books. They should enter and go up the front stairway,” Oser said. “They should fill out a form with their course schedule and our staff of booksellers will pull the books from the shelves to reduce contact. They pay upstairs and exit down the rear stairway.” 

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