Welcome to Medica’s book shop or also know als cursusdienst or “CuDi”. Here you can buy (bio)medical books, instruments and our Medica merchandise! To order your books, go to our website. If this is your first time buying books in CuDi, make sure to check this document.
If you have a specific question check the FAQ below!
When will the shop open?
Starting September (first semester) or February (second semester) you can order your books. The exact date will be posted on our Facebook page or shown on the website. The shop itself will be open from the first week of the semester. During the first weeks we sell books per year, you need to reserve a time slot if you want to pick up your books. If you take subjects from different years, you can come when we sell books of the year for which you ordered the most books.
How can I order books?
View our step by step guide.
How can I buy medical material like lab and doctor coats, dissections kits etc?
During the first week of the semester you can buy the coats in our shop. After that you can buy coats and everything else on the webshop.
How can I pay my books?
The book shop works cashless. You can pay using:
Can I get a discount on the books?
As a book shop for students we offer the lowest prices possible. Printing out slides in the library is more expensive than our prices. Acco books are often cheaper in our bookshop than in the Acco shop itself. If you have an Acco membership, bring it with you to get a discount on their material in our shop!
I don’t see my subjects on the website and therefore I can’t order books.
Make sure that all your subjects are checked for this academic year, even the second semester ones. Once they are all selected you should be able to see all the books related with these classes. You can’t check any boxes in the “subjects” area? Make sure that you enrolled for the right program on the right campus.
For one of the books I get the “non-reservable” notification, what do I do?
We probably do not have those books in stock yet. The only thing you can do is wait for a couple of weeks.
For some books, the more expensive ones, there is a buy-just-once policy to prevent you from accidently buying the same book twice. If you do want to order this book again or you didn’t collect your book before it expired, you can send us an e-mail and we will fix this problem for you.
Every single one of my courses is “non-reservable”, what do I do?
A membership is needed if you want to use our bookshop. So make sure that you become one by checking the ‘member of the student association Medica’ box (at Account>Edit>Student Organization). With a membership you get a free Guido guide (if they are still in stock) and you get a discount on our activities.
I get an error message if I try to order the membership card, what now?
Check your general information. This happens mostly when you fill in your birth date in a wrong format.
Should I get to the bookshop early to be sure to get my books?
You can only pick up your books if they are assigned to you (you’ll get an e-or if they are marked in green at the section ‘My reservations’), that means that we have your books ready for you and no other students will get them. The shop does not open earlier than published on our website.
My book is not assigned yet, how is that possible?
The books are automatically assigned in a chronological manner. So the sooner you order, the sooner you’ll get your books! Sometimes we have to wait until our supplier has the books back in stock. If your books aren’t assigned, we can’t give them to you because either we don’t have them yet or other students have reserved them before you.
My order is going to expire soon, what do I do?
Books expire two weeks after they are reserved for you. You will get an e-mail when your books are assigned to you and the expiration date will be in the e-mail as well. Make sure to come and pick up your order in time and don’t wait for everything to arrive at once. If the shop isn’t open on the expiration date, we will keep your book reserved until the first opening date after that. If you really can’t come pick up your material in time, it is better to cancel your order and make a new one. Your bookings will be extended in the first week of the semester, so don’t worry if you can’t get to the book shop in the first week.
I have a question, but it’s not in this list.
If you have a question/problem, you can always reach us via e-mail: email@example.com.
We will try to answer as soon as possible!