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    First things first

    Before you rush of to the student shop, make sure you know which books you need.

    Not sure which books you need?

    Have a look at the compulsory and recommended course material mentioned in the online course descriptions (navigate through your programme and then choose the courses to find the details and course materials). Use the catalog number (e.g. 1021078ANR) to look up your books in the online shop.

    Tip! Wait to buy your recommended books until after the first class. The professor usually indicates how often you will use them.

    Buy your books online

    You can buy your course material online via the Standaard Student Webshop.

    How to order books online?


    Books and course material you order via this webshop can be delivered:

    At the Standaard Student Shop they offer all study material at student friendly prices. You can also order books with a 10% student discount in comparison to the prices in regular book shops.

    all official course books and other study material

    Be aware that one student is allowed inside the shop at a time.

    Students also have the option off having their order delivered in a Standaard Boekhandel off their choice, free of charge. For a small shipping cost you can also opt for delivery to your home-adress. We’ll notify you as soon as the shop re-opens.

    Campus Etterbeek (temporarily closed)
    Building B, ground floor, at the corner

    +32 2 486 11 94

    Opening Hours

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12PM-3PM


    Academic year 2020-2021
    Regular opening hours

    Monday, Thursday and Friday
    8.45 am - 11 am and noon - 4 pm

    Tuesday and Wednesday
    noon - 6 pm
    different opening hours

    Winter holidays

    Spring holidays
    by appointment
    On Wednesdays during study and exam periods

    Academic holidays, legal holidays and closure of the VUB (cfr. academic calendar)
    Only on appointment at this time.

    Get most out of your courses

    The OSD offers readers, summaries, exam questions and additional literature.

    The students course material service under the Dutch name 'Overkoepelende StudentenDienst' (abbreviation 'OSD') unites the course material services of all the faculty student organisations located on campus Etterbeek.

    The available course material varies from readers, summaries and exam questions to additional literature. Each publication is offered in cooperation with the responsible professors.


    For and by fellow students

    OSD website


    Opening hours course weeks (temporarily closed - only on appointment)
    Mon-Fri: 12:00 - 14:00 & Mon: 16:30 - 18:30

    Looking for a bargain?

    Save some cash and do the eco-friendly thing by buying (and selling) your books second hand.

    Tip! Make sure you buy the right books: sometimes you need a specific year of printing or a specific version.

    "VUB tweedehands boekenverkoop"






    Don't buy, borrow!

    The VUB libraries have all the books you could wish for.

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