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Instructions for KAUST graduate students on how to obtain their textbooks from KAUST.

How to Purchase Print Textbooks from KAUST

Follow this 3-step process to get your print textbooks

1.   Order Fall 2019 textbooks online from the KAUST Portal ( starting from August 25 2019.

2.   After you have placed your order online, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail listing the books you have requested.

3.   The following business day, you will receive a second email scheduling a time when you may pick up your order from:
University Library, Staff Offices (Level 3) from 12 noon to 2 PM on business days.


  • Order online at least one day in advance of pickup.
  • All textbook requests must be entered via the KAUST Portal. No walk-in orders.
  • The cost of your textbooks will be deducted from your student stipend.  
  • Examination copies of textbooks are available in the Reserves area of the University Library. These are for in-library use only; they may not leave the library.
  • Textbook purchased can be returned until  September 5 2019. Returned books must be in a resalable condition.
  • Books purchased after the Textbook sale period can not be returned.
  • SALE PERIOD: August 25 2019 - September 5 2019 (Sun-Thurs 12.00 – 2.00pm).
  • Print copies are usually not sold if e-version is available.
  • E-book usage is subjected to Library E-Resource usage policy.

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Fall Textbooks 2019

Fall Textbooks 2019
Course ID Textbook Title Instructor Name Available as Price $
Closed Reserves  E-book Purchase
AMCS 143 Introduction to Probability Ahmed Sultan Salem     80
B 100 General, Organic, and Biochemistry Michael Florian Mette       130
B 102 Molecular biology of the cell Michael Florian Mette       49
B 204 Introduction to genomics Simon Georg Krattinger       50
CBE 202 Analysis of transport phenomena Zhiping Lai       0
CS 248
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
Ivan Viola   AV   0
CS 260 Algorithm design Mikhail Moshkov       130
EE 151 Continuous and discrete time signals and systems Ahmed Sultan Salem       91
EE 205 Fundamentals of Microfabrication: The Science of Miniaturization Jurgen Kosel       40
EE 208 Optical semiconductor devices Boon Siew Ooi       0
EE 303 Fundamentals of Nanotransistors Muhammad Mustafa Hussain       40
EnSE 203 Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology Peiying Hong   AV   0
ErSE 211 Fundamentals of geophysics Paul Martin Mai       70
ME 101 Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach Deanna Angele Monique Lacoste       131
ME 211A Applied mechanics of solids Gilles Henn Lubineau       80
ME 241 Thermodynamics : foundations and applications Deanna Angele Monique Lacoste       23
MSE 200 Advanced engineering mathematics Aurelien  Manchon       29
MSE 227 Introduction to quantum mechanics Stefaan De Wolf       65
STAT 320 Probability Theory: The Logic of Science Haavard Rue       65
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