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Compulsory literature/Course reserves

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Compulsory literature

The compulsory and recommended course literature is purchased based on the information in Ocasys. Therefore, teachers do do not need to submit a separate request for these.

For questions about Ocasys, please contact your secretariat or the Ocasys coordinator.


The UB is very reluctant to purchase e-textbooks for use in education. The prices of e-textbooks are very high compared to other e-books and printed books and usage options are limited. In addition, it is often only suitable for a small group and for a limited duration.

Collection specialists provide support in finding readily usable alternatives to e-books available in our collections or in open access. Would you like to prescribe an e-book for your class? Please contact one of the collection specialists. They can inform you about the possibilities.

Other publications

Would you like to recommend a any other publication for inclusion in the library's collection? If so, please use the acquisition suggestion form.

Where can I find the publication I am looking for?

SmartCat shows all publications held by the University Library. Online publications are immediately accessible, printed material can be found on the open shelves or ordered through SmartCat.

Course reserves

In the course reserves you will find publications lecturers have reserved. You will find the course reserves on the 1st floor. These publications are not lendable and cannot be borrowed; they can only be used within the UB City Centre, so that everyone can access them. If required, you can use the photocopier on the same floor.

Lecturers can reserve publications for tutorials on the course reserves (at a maximum of 100 titles per class). Publications may be borrowed; therefore we ask you to request the desired literature at least 5 weeks in advance via the webform.

If you have any questions, please contact wcm-bibliotheek .

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