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Barnes & Noble at UAB

Helping Students

UAB’s official campus bookstore awarded 100 scholarships totaling $25,000 to UAB students for the 2013-14 academic year.  Since the beginning of UAB’s partnership with Barnes & Noble a total of $200,000 has been provided to UAB students to assist them with the cost of textbooks and school supplies. Scholarship recipients are selected by Student Financial Aid with assistance provided to students with the highest unmet financial aid need.  The Bookstore’s textbook rental program which included the rental of used textbooks for the first time this semester has helped save UAB students nearly $175,000 since September.  The bookstore has also set up an email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for students to use for any financial aid questions relating to textbooks and supplies.  Students can also call the Bookstore for assistance by dialing 205.996.2665.

New Hotline For Faculty

In response to feedback from faculty a hotline has been established that provides faculty with a direct line to the store manager/assistant manager for immediate action.  The  Faculty Hotline number is 205.934.4706.  The Bookstore will ensure all calls to the hotline are answered and returned in a timely manner.  Our goal is for all calls to reach a live person, if voicemail is reached, messages will be returned within 24 hours.  A email address has also been set up for faculty to use for textbook questions, that address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Don’t Forget The Discounts

Departments making a purchase at the Bookstore can save 20% on their purchase by using a Limited Purchase Order.  Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount on their purchase by showing their UAB ID when checking out. Exclusions apply so please visit our website at uab.bncollege.com for additional details.