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About the Co-op


The Co-op was founded by students in 1958. Today, we're Australia's largest Member owned retailer, with 2003996 Members and 60 stores. Not only are we the largest provider of educational, professional and learning resources, we also offer a huge choice of tech gear, games and software as well as clothing, stationery, beauty products, travel accessories and more - both online and in-store.

Why we're different

We're a co-operative, owned by our Members - 1.9 million of them. So, all profits are returned to members through:

  • Member only discounts
  • sponsorship and support for campus activities

We also thank you for being a Member with amazing offers, awesome rewards and money can't buy experiences.

Why join?

Here are the top 5 reasons to join the Co-op now:

  1. Member discounts on nearly all books and products in store
  2. Take advantage of our price beat promise 
  3. Amazing offers on clothing, food, holidays, gym and more
  4. Competitions and prizes
  5. Your first purchase could pay for the one-off Membership fee

Membership lasts a lifetime and costs just $25. So, join now!



Where to find us



There are over 60 Co-op stores - and counting. Many are on University and TAFE campuses all across Australia. To find your nearest store, view our list of Co-op store locations.


Head Office

Phone: 1300 61 71 81

Location: Level 1, 15 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal Address: Level 1, 15 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Company Name: University Co-operative Bookshop Ltd
Australian Business Number (ABN): 70 009 937 160