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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 2018 textbooks online from the KAUST Portal ( starting from Sunday 26 Aug 2018.

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) during 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 6 Sep 2018. Returned books must be in resalable condition.
  • Books purchased after Textbook sale period can not be returned.
  • SALE PERIOD: 26 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018 (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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