By: Jacee Wesolowski
Since the beginning of the spring semester, you may have noticed a major change on the IU South Bend campus. As of this month, the Hammes Bookstore at IU South Bend has moved from Northside to the University Grill-Administration building hallway.
Location is not the only aspect of the bookstore that has changed. At the end of the spring semester last year, all IU campus bookstores switched management from Barnes and Noble to Follett. Many IU South Bend students, faculty and staff were surprised by this change, and have varying opinions.
“I haven’t noticed much difference in the bookstore since the change in ownership. I really like the new location of the bookstore. It’s much roomier and doesn’t feel so cramped,” student Evan Bordner said.
The Hammes bookstore at IU South Bend is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
When gathering course materials, there are a few minor changes students should be aware of to have the best experience with the bookstore possible.
Differences when gathering course materials that students have noticed this semester include being sure to sign up for a bookstore account, as well as textbooks being shipped by Follett from different university bookstores across the country that are owned by Follett. This may cause a delay when searching for material on short notice.
Additionally, if you place an online order, you will be required to know the last four digits of your order number.