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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.

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

    How to order books online?


    all official course books and other study material

    Don't feel like looking online for your books? You can buy everything you need to get started in the Standaard Student Shop on the campus in Etterbeek.

    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.

    Campus location
    Building B, ground floor, at the corner

    +32 2 486 11 94


    Academic year 2018-2019

    Opening hours academic year 2018-2019

    • Regular opening hours
      • Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:45 - 11 AM + 12 - 4 PM
      • Tuesday and Wednesday 12 - 6 PM
    • Special arrangements
      • During periods for studying and exams: closed on Wednesday.
      • Closed during academic holiday, legal holiday and closure of the VUB (see the academic calendar)
      • Winter Holiday: closed
      • Spring Break: closed, visiting the shop by appointment is possible
    • Summer Holiday 2019
      • 8-16 July: closed
      • 29 July-16 August: Tuesday (12 - 6 PM) and Friday (8:45 AM and 12 - 6 PM) 
    • Second sesion exams 2019
      • 19 August-13 September: regular opening hours, closed on Wednesday

    • Lecture-free week/Orientation Week

      • 16-20 September: regular opening hours

    • First two course weeks
      • 23 September-4 October: Monday till Thursday (8:45 AM - 7 PM) and Friday (8:45 AM - 4 PM)

    ! It's not possible to place an order on the webshop as of 6 July. As of 2 September you can order online again.

    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
    Campus Etterbeek - VUB restaurant (between building E and BSG)


    Opening hours course weeks
    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.

    More information