Textbooks Q&A

The Maverick Store's primary responsibility is to ensure that students have access to the materials they need to succeed in their courses. In accordance with the Governor's stay-at-home order, The Maverick Store is closed until at least April 13. The Maverick Store team is working to fulfill online orders as quickly as possible, please visit themaverickstore.com to place an online order. If you have questions, please call 970.248.1422 or email bookstore@coloradomesa.edu.

In light of the ongoing disruption to on-campus learning, The Maverick Store has partnered with our digital course materials platform, VitalSource, and leading publishers to launch VitalSource Helps. This program offers free access to eBooks for students who may have lost access to course materials with the rapid move to distance learning. 

If you previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate or left your books on campus, visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com to access free eBooks through May 25. VitalSource Helps provides access to an expansive catalog of eBooks, but some content may not be available. 

Getting Started

To access free materials, you must use your CAMPUSDOMAIN.edu email address to log in or create an account. Before you get started, we encourage you to review this student FAQ

Students may also want to view the VitalSource Setup and VitalSource Accessibility Options.

  • The Maverick Store has extended our textbook rental return deadline from May 15 to June 1. Books returned during this period will not incur late charges.
  • A secure rental return drop box is located in front of The Maverick Store for 24/7 return availability. When using the box include your first and last name, as well as your 700# inside each book using the form provided.
  • To assist those living outside of the area, The Maverick Store will send each student outstanding textbook rentals pre-paid UPS return label. A link to this label will be sent to your CMU e-mail around May 15. If you have not received a mailing label by May 18, contact bookstore@coloradomesa.edu.
    • For books returned using the pre-paid UPS label, clearly mark the package,with your first and last name, as well as 700#.
    • Retain your UPS tracking # should any unforeseen issues arise.
  • If you choose not to return your rental books they will be converted to a purchase after the June 1 deadline. Your student account will be billed the difference between the rental and purchase price. You will not be charged any additional fees.
  • We encourage you to return your rentals because CMU relies on these used textbooks to help lower textbook cost for future students.