Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore is open for business, with precautions in place


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Little by little, Notre Dame is reopening with safety measures in place to protect people from the coronavirus. The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on campus is one of those locations. Face masks are required for everyone entering the store.

“I am thrilled we have reopened the doors of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, and grateful for the many colleagues who have stepped up to do so in such a safe and inspiring way. The cleaning and distancing protocol are aligned with industry best practices,” says Micki Kidder, vice president for University Enterprises and Events.

“This is one more step toward welcoming our beloved students this fall. The bookstore not only represents a place to find academic course materials and emblematic merchandise; it represents a sense of being, where you walk in and know you are home.”

If you are in need of a face mask, both generic and Notre Dame-licensed face masks are available for purchase at the bookstore. The purchase of a licensed face mask goes toward a good cause.

“The licensing proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated by the University to the Student Emergency Relief Fund to assist the financial aid needs of Notre Dame students whose lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Megan Schrock, marketing specialist for Follett Higher Education Group, the managing company for the bookstore. 

There are designated doors for entering and exiting the bookstore, and staircases are labeled up or down access. Finally, when checking out, there is a line queue that allows for appropriate physical distancing and a plexiglass barrier between customers and the clerks.

The bookstore’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Einstein Bagels is also open with select grab-and-go options.