The U of T Libraries has partnered with Textbooks for Change, a social venture that provides affordable and accessible educational material to students locally and abroad. Postsecondary textbook donations are either sent to universities in Africa, or sold at a lower price to North American students with the proceeds being used to fund student-led impact initiatives.
Students can drop off their donations year-round in our Textbooks for Change bin.
Location: Outer lobby of the Gerstein Library (top of the stairs, left side).
- For other dropbox locations around campus, view this map: http://textbooksforchange.ca/map/
What can be accepted as donations:
- University and college textbooks published in the last 15 years
- Study guides, course packs, foreign language textbooks and other material that assists in the studying process
What can't be accepted as donations*:
- high school books
- textbooks published pre-2002
- badly damaged books
- entertainment books
(*Textbooks for Change partners are unable to make use of this material. We recommend reaching out to your local thrift store or public library instead).
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