“The most vital thing that any country that looks to improve itself is to have an educated populace.”
Textbooks for Change
It starts with your donation.
The simple act of donating your used post-secondary textbook creates a positive impact for students around the world.
We donate 50% of the textbooks to partner campus libraries in East Africa.
We resell 20% of textbooks at affordable prices to students, funding initiatives on local campuses.
We recycle any out-of-date, damaged, or unusable textbooks.
Rules for Donating
Which textbooks can be donated?
- University and college textbooks published in the last 15 years
- High school textbooks
- Study guides, course packs, foreign language textbooks and other material that assists in the studying process
We cannot accept magazines, academic journals, badly damaged books, or entertainment books. Our partners are unable to make use of this material. We recommend reaching out to your local thrift store or public library.
“When I heard about Textbooks for Change, it gave me the understanding that there is content that needs to be shared. And I think that’s a good thing. That’s how we’re going to preserve our environment. Because instead of printing more books, we are using what we have - to me, that is very important.”
“I don’t think a society can grow and develop on any dimension if it doesn’t have education. And I mean that socially, culturally, and economically. University education creates a group of people who will be better able to translate their natural resources and their human resources into economic prosperity for their country.”
Educate the Future
We can create the next generation of doctors, entrepreneurs, and artists by providing them the ability to learn with high quality material.
Every textbook donated is reused or recycled. Help conserve trees and divert textbooks from landfills.
Textbooks are expensive! Help students in North America save money on used textbooks and students in East Africa access material in their library.