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Bookstore Update

The bookstores are not open to student traffic at this time. Bookstore staff will be fulfilling online orders and preparing for the spring/summer semester.

In order to facilitate the learning process, Follett is offering the following options to supplement and support your efforts.

  1. FREE Online Shipping: Faculty and students can visit the bookstore websites for Free Shipping on all items with no minimum purchase.

    Center Campus Bookstore
    South Campus Bookstore 

    This includes various formats of course materials, supplies, apparel, technology and more.
  2. Access to eBooks AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Visit the bookstore websites listed above to gain access to eBooks at no additional charge with your macomb.edu email address. You can access up to 7 eBooks free of charge for a period of time.
  3. FREE Access to Lumen Learning OER Courseware: Lumen Learning, Follett’s OER partner, is offering FREE access to courseware to help supplement content, and offer additional resources to faculty, click here for the Lumen offer.
  4. Free Shipping on Rental Returns & Deadline Extensions: The bookstores are offering free shipping return labels and is also extending the non-return period without penalty to assist with increased returns by mail.

Click the COVID-19 message on the home page of the bookstore website.

If you have any questions, please contact Carey Wellhausen or the bookstore managers:

Center Campus: Tracy Stuyck,
South Campus: Jimmy Grinnell

Textbook Rental Returns

While the official due date for textbook rentals was May 4, the grace period has been extended. The absolute due date for book rentals is now June 1.

The student would need to go to the bookstore website for the Center Campus Bookstore and create an online account. If the student uses the same email and phone number that was originally used to create the rental account, it will link the two accounts. A prepaid shipping label can then be generated from the student’s rental account to send the book back via FedEx. 

Book Buy Back

If students want to sell back their books back at the end of the semester and not wait for the campus to reopen, they can do this through the bookstore websites. The student would click the dropdown under “shop”, click the “textbooks” link and then choose “sell my textbooks”. The student would receive a check or a pay pal payment. 


Desktop and Laptop Computers

The bookstores also have Desktop and Laptop computers available for purchase.


Reading & Writing Studios Update

While campus remains closed, the Reading & Writing Studios (RWS) continue to offer online support, including synchronous and asynchronous tutoring! Spring/summer (May 18 – Aug. 5) hours of operations are Monday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm. Additional appointments outside these hours are available by request by emailing rwstudio@macomb.edu. The RWS will be closed May 25 and July 6 in honor of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July holidays.

Appointments can be scheduled at macomb.mywconline.com. Please view the embedded tutorial for more information.


Drive-Up Wi-Fi

To accommodate those students who do not have access to broadband/internet service but now require it to continue with their coursework, Macomb is providing drive-up Wi-Fi service in parking lots near campus buildings.

Center Campus Locations - View Map

  • N and R: near the buildings
  • S: administrative offices on Hall Road - entire perimeter around building
  • University Center 2 & 3: corner of buildings closest to parking lot

South Campus Locations - View Map

  • R & M: staff parking lot – gate will be open
  • S: west side of building
  • Annex: located off of Martin Road across from South Campus


Online Student Resources

Online Tools Available at a Discount or Free
Note: The terms for each may not apply to all students


Internet Provider Service Discount Plans

In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, many internet providers are offering plans to support individuals at this time with low cost or free services. Below is additional information about some of those plans:

  • FCC agreement states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots
  • Comcast COVID-19 response - offering a Visa prepaid card to assist with internet services; all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public through June 30
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • AT&T COVID-19 response - offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response - no special offers, but follows the FCC agreement above
  • Sprint COVID-19 response - follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response - follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge


State and Community Resources

  • MiBridges - This is an all-inclusive website that allows students to apply for state benefits and locate local resources to meet their non-academic needs. Through this no-cost platform, students can apply and/or locate healthcare coverage, food assistance program, cash assistance, child development & care and state emergency relief.
  • Mi211 - This is a platform used to locate specific resources in your community. You do not need to create a login to use this resource and can support you in locating resources in your community. These resources include food banks, housing, utility expenses, animal shelters and more.
  • Consumers Energy and DTE Energy - Both companies are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through June 1, 2020. These time frames could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus. If you have questions or need assistance, Consumers Energy can be reached at 1.800.477.5050 and DTE Energy can be reached at 1.800.477.4747.
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency - Governor Whitmer expanded access to unemployment insurance for Michiganders.
  • COVID-19 Screening Options - Offered at no cost and facilitated by Spectrum Health via phone or virtual chat.
  • Peer-run Warmline for Mental Health Needs - The statewide warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists, to serve those living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma. Contact: 888-PEER-753 (888.733.7753). Available between 10:00am and 2:00am.