Barnes And Noble Leaving NMSU Las Cruces; New Bookstore Provider Named

Jun 9, 2020

Barnes and Noble at New Mexico State University recently began a liquidation sale.  On Tuesday, in an annoucement to the Campus, the University noted that the national chain was leaving its location at the corner of University Avenue and Jordan Road.  In addition, the University announced that a new company would be taking over the bookstore this summer.

Here is the statement sent via a campus newsletter:

The NMSU Bookstore will transition to Follett, an industry leader in campus bookstores, this summer. Follett will support faculty in adoptions for Summer II and fall 2020 with the assistance of the current provider. The transition will begin in late June and should be firmly established by July 1. 

There will be some changes in process and programs, but all product availability will remain throughout the transition, and faculty and staff familiar with the “FirstDay” program will be able to continue to use the program moving forward. Barnes & Noble College worked with faculty and staff during the past two years to implement “FirstDay” to deliver an integrated access program. Integrated access is the process of providing course materials directly in Canvas making access easier and more affordable for students. The course materials will be accessible through Canvas, and students will save money by bundling the cost of materials into the course fee structure.

Other exciting opportunities available through the Follett partnership will be announced as the transition continues.