Textbook Donation Drive
Donate a textbook, help a fellow student, be a sustainable Terp.
The University Libraries Top Textbooks program loans textbooks for the 100 largest courses on campus for four hours at a time. Popular since its inception in 2015, the program provides a free alternative to expensive textbooks.
Student groups have joined forces this year to expand the program. Conceived by the University Libraries Student Advisory Group, supported by the Residence Halls Association, the Student Government Association and MaryPIRG, and working with the Trash to Treasure program, the 2017 Textbook Donation Drive encourages students to make a difference.
One lucky donor will win a $100 Amazon gift card from UMD Libraries!
How do you donate your textbooks to the Textbook Donation Drive?
Collection bins will be placed in McKeldin Library, in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, and at all internal Trash to Treasure collection sites. All donations will be accepted, but textbooks will be added to the Top Textbooks program only for high-demand courses (pdf).
The collection drive is a project of our student advisory group to supplement textbooks loaned through our Top Textbook program. Donated items not part of that program will be made available to students or sold to raise funds to otherwise support the program.