mobile menu decorative search icon decorativeSearch the site

Textbook Rescue

Pick up a quality, used textbook for free

Student at Textbook Rescue event‌Since 2013, Manchester students have donated thousands of quality, used textbooks to new students through the Library’s Textbook Rescue scheme.

How to donate

Donate your unwanted books at any of the libraries below by dropping them off in our book return boxes. We’ll give them away to new students for free in September.

  • Main Library
  • Art and Archaeology Library
  • Braddick Library
  • Eddie Davies Library
  • Joule Library
  • Kantorowich Library
  • Lenagan Library
  • Stopford Library

We’ll treat any non-Library books placed in the book return boxes as Textbook Rescue donations, so please make sure want to give your book away before you drop it off!