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B&N Closing, COVID-19 Update from Barnes & Noble President, Lisa Malat

Update 3/23/2020 - 3:06 pm

NMSU Students, Faculty, and Staff

Open online and delivering orders free, but temporarily closing stores starting 3/24

NMSU Aggies,

On behalf of everyone at Barnes & Noble College, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19.

As we have all witnessed, the situation has escalated very rapidly over the last week. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority, and we want to do our part to further limit the spread of COVID-19.

It is with careful consideration that we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close stores starting on Tuesday, March 24th, with a tentative plan to reopen on Monday, April 6th. We will continue to review the situation at large in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines.

This is not a decision we made lightly as we realize the impact a closure can have on all NMSU Students, Faculty, and Staff. We will be doing all we can to take care of our employees during this challenging time.

Online Delivery Available with Free Shipping

We remain open for online business and ready to serve you through our app and on the web. We will keep delivering our products during this temporary store closure with no shipping charges, though you may experience longer shipping times than usual.

For students who are not on campus, your rented textbooks can be returned free by mail. Simply go to the campus store website and follow the instructions to print a shipping label.

While these times are unprecedented and circumstances are fluid, we also know this is temporary. We want to express our sincerest thanks to our incredible store teams and to you, our customers, for your continued support. We will continue to update you as circumstances change. In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you back on campus soon.


Lisa Malat
President of Barnes & Noble College