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CSU Bookstore Refresh Project

Information about the CSU Bookstore refresh project running from May 2022-May 2023.

Building the Bookstore for the Future of CSU

In May 2022, the CSU Bookstore will begin a refresh project inside our Lory Student Center location, coinciding with the Lory Student Center North End expansion and remodeling project.

The scope of work at the CSU Bookstore includes:

Replace out of code fire suppression equipment and acoustic tile ceiling fixtures.

Repair the bookstore staircase for customer safety and to unify the two levels.

New paint, signage, energy efficient lighting, carpet, and store fixtures.

A better shopping experience for CSU students, alumni, staff, faculty, fans, and the CSU community.

During Summer 2022, crews will work on our lower level. The lower level of the bookstore will better serve our student customers, with new locations for our course materials and supplies departments. Students will find the supplies they need for their courses, and readers will be able to find our General Books department in its new home.

Beginning in Spring 2023, we will temporarily shift our CSU Rams Gear to the lower level while crews improve our upper level. Bold new graphics throughout the store will greet CSU Rams fans who are purchasing their CSU Rams gear. The store will be the perfect place to gear up for game day!

Preview the CSU Bookstore Refresh!

How to Access the CSU Bookstore from the Engineering Building

Preview the Lory Student Center Remodel

Construction Updates

  • Lower Level Open: Our lower level is open for business! Stop on in and shop for course materials and supplies in the CSU Bookstore lower level.
  • Online Order Pick-Up Location Change: Until September 2, students will pick up course materials orders from the lower level windows located in the hallway in the Lory Student Center.

We are OPEN during construction to serve you!

Our goal is to remain open during the construction project to serve our students, their families, and the CSU community. We will post updates on this page and on Instagram with information about how to access the CSU Bookstore, where to pick up online orders, where to purchase course materials, and CSU Rams gear.

If you can't make it to our store, the CSU Bookstore Order Fulfillment department is committed to promptly processing orders for shipment to destinations across the street or around the world.

See Store Hours Shop Online

See Artist Renderings

Upper Level Entrance

Upper Level Stair Case

Lower Level Sales Floor

Main Bookstore Staircase

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the remodeling project beginning?+ Crews will start working on the lower level at the start of the Summer 2022 term, and we anticipate work will be finished on the lower level before the start of the Fall 2022 term. After the holiday season, crews will begin working on the upper level, with work scheduled for completion in May 2023.
Will I still be able to shop at the CSU Bookstore during construction? + YES! We anticipate being open during construction. You may not find items in the same space you normally would find them, but our friendly employees can help locate the items you are seeking.
Where can I park during the construction project? +

Customers will be able to park in the Engineering parking lot, but will need to "cut through" the Engineering building to access the Lory Student Center from the eastern entrances, or go around the west side of the building to enter from the west entrances.

For best results, we recommend parking at the CSU Morgan Library parking lot (Lot #425) and entering the LSC from any of the available entrances on the south, west, or east sides of the building.

The Transfort CSU Transit Center will be closed during summer 2022. Please contact Transfort for assistance with transit services.

Map showing where customers can park outside the Lory Student Center.
How can I enter the CSU Bookstore during construction? + Customers will still be able to access the CSU Bookstore from our upper level entrance. Enter from the upper level near the plaza or food court entrances. We will have signage directing you to the bookstore.
How is the CSU Bookstore paying for this project? + The CSU Bookstore returns revenues to CSU and the Lory Student Center. Additionally, the CSU Bookstore leases space from the Lory Student Center and Colorado State University. Lory Student Center leadership sets aside a portion of bookstore revenues and lease payments to fund improvements to the LSC and our bookstore. We are not receiving student fees to fund our portion of the remodel. The CSU Bookstore does not receive "kickbacks" from publishers or vendors to fund the bookstore refresh project.
I heard rumors about asbestos in the bookstore. Is this true? + There is limited asbestos in the CSU Bookstore which does not present a risk to any students, customers, or employees. Crews are safely removing any asbestos from the CSU Bookstore during this project.
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