University Store

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A cashier rings up a purchase at an on-campus retail store.

UC Merced's University Store does more than distribute textbooks. It's also your main source for Bobcat apparel and a convenient place to pick up school supplies or snacks.

Buy or Rent Textbooks and Course Materials Online

The UC Merced University Store offers several choices for students looking for textbooks. We sell new and used textbooks for students looking to own textbooks, with the possibility to resell them. The store also offers more than 50 percent of our titles for rental for students who want to save money up front. We also offer affordable digital textbooks for students who want to save paper, work collaboratively or just don't want to carry traditional textbooks.

Students are welcome to browse our shelves to find what they need. The easiest option for most students is to order online. Please visit our store online at and use “Shop By Student ID” or access your list of required course materials by clicking on the “Follett Discover” link on the left side of the page in CatCourses.

UC Merced Clothing and Gifts

Show your Bobcat pride all year long with our authentic assortment of collegiate apparel, including UC Merced t-shirts, sweatshirts, gifts, hats and more. With sizes available for men and women, the whole family can cheer on the Bobcats in style. We've got UC Merced gift ideas covered, with options ranging from drinkware to gift cards. Please check out the University Store in person today or shop conveniently online at


UC Merced Apple Store

The UC Merced Apple Store offers a complete selection of Apple computer hardware to complement your academic, professional and personal needs. We strive to provide UC Merced faculty, staff and students with the best information to make the buying decision that’s right for them.

We have a dedicated staff ready to answer your Apple questions. Please email the UC Merced Apple Store at or visit us online here.

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The University Store accepts checks, credit cards and Cat Dollars.

To contact us, please call 209-228-2665 or email the University Store.

Visit the University Store website