About This Service

What is a textbook exchange?

The University of Minnesota Student Textbook Exchange is a website for students who want to buy and sell textbooks directly from other students. It’s easy and its free to all U of M students.


Using the site is easy. 

To sell your textbooks

To sell textbooks you need to create an account by clicking on the “Create an Account” link in the navigation bar. Complete the account form by providing your name, E-mail address, phone number and setting up your password. Click “save” when you  are finished.

Once you have created an account, you may post textbooks for sale. Simply click the “Sell Books” link and complete the form by providing information on your title. Your textbook will be listed on the Student Textbook Exchange site along with the contact information you provided. This information is immediately available for buyers to view.

To buy textbooks

Buyers can search the site and contact sellers without setting up an account. The Textbook Exchange allows buyers to search by title, isbn, author or publisher by clicking on the “Search texts” link in the navigation bar.  Once a buyer locates a title they are interested in buying, they contact the seller to arrange to buy the textbooks. All transactions take place directly between the buyer and seller.