Barnes & Noble College Bookstore

University staff should use their University procard for purchases at the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.  Therefore, if the item needs to be returned the bookstore can issue a credit back to the department via the procard.  A reimbursement not purchased with a procard will not be reimbursed for sales tax.

Items purchased at the UConn Barnes & Noble Bookstore with State or Federal monies must have a legitimate business reason.

Examples of items which will not be allowed are:
  • Attaché/Briefcases
  • Clothing including Sneakers
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Decorative items such as:  balloons, streamers, decals, candles, pictures, Holiday anything including cards.
  • Greeting cards, wrapping paper, ribbon/bows, gift bags
  • Gift cards/certificates without justification – State monies should not be used for employee gifts.
  • Gift items such as: mugs, keychains, magnets, wallets, photo books, clocks, license plate holders, blankets, umbrellas, UConn bears, mini footballs/basketballs, Frisbees, etc.
  • I-PODS  –  Any electronic devices should have clear justification to ensure they are for state purposes & not gifts or for personal use.
  • Lamps & Light Bulbs
  • Miscellaneous items such as:  Lip balm, hand salve, lotion, kitchen & bathroom wipes, candy of any kind unless a specific reason is given.
  • Office Equipment & Supplies including Surge Protectors
  • Paper
  • Photographic Equipment & Supplies
  • Printing –  NO printing
  • Retirement gifts not allowed with state monies including Captain’s Chairs.
  • Stationery