Technology store opening at Hammes Bookstore

Author: Colleen O'Connor

An architect's rendering of Hammes Hub An architect’s rendering of the new Hammes Hub, a full-service technology store opening in the bookstore.

The Hammes Hub, a new full-service technology store, opens in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore in August. Occupying 895 square feet of space on the first floor, it will serve as Notre Dame’s one-stop shop for academically priced hardware, software and computer accessories. Dell and IBM/Lenovo products and service will be available to all shoppers. Sales and service of Apple products, including everything except the iPhone and iPhone-branded products, will be available exclusively to Notre Dame faculty, staff and students for personal purchases only. All institutional purchases must still be placed through buy.nd.edu in compliance with University policy.

The new store, developed in partnership with the Office of Information Technologies (OIT), will be managed by trained Follett staff. “Creating the ultimate experience for Notre Dame students, faculty and staff is one of the top priorities of our team,” says Keith Kirkpatrick, Follett’s director of Notre Dame retail operations.

Adds Peggy Rowland, OIT’s senior director for customer support services, “We have developed a model dedicated to providing an excellent customer experience.”

The Hub will be open during all posted Bookstore hours, and available online 24/7 at NDCatalog.com. Computers in need of repair may be dropped off at either the Bookstore or the ND Computer Service Center located at 102 IT Center.

Spring/summer hours for the Hammes Bookstore are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fall/winter hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“Collaborating with OIT to develop our comprehensive retail plan has been a great experience, and we look forward to the opportunity to further serve the campus,” says Kirkpatrick.

For questions concerning the opening of Hammes Hub, contact Kristin Blitch, 631-5791 or kblitch@nd.edu.