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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

    Your order can be delivered in a Standaard Boekhandel of your choice, free of charge. For a small shipping cost you can also opt for delivery to your home-adress.

    Before you order

    TIP: Recommended books are not compulsory study material. Wait until after the first class to buy a book. The professor will usually indicate how much you will use/need a book.

    When ordering online, you can use 2 filters (only se 1 at a time)


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

    +32 2 486 11 94

    On wednesdays during study- and exam weeks

    Holidays &VUB closing days

    During class-free week

    Opening hours

    Mon - Thurs - Fri
    8.45AM - 11AM & 12PM - 4PM

    Tues - Wed
    12PM - 6PM

    Opening times during summer

    - 11/07/22 - 30/07/22 : closed
    - 01/08/22 - 19/08/22 : tuesday: 12:00-18:00 & friday 08:45-11:00 and 12:00-16:00
    - 20/08/22 - 16/09/22 : closed on wednesday

    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.

    More information