Textbook Swap

Textbooks are a big part of your college expenses. The good news is there’s a great way to cut those costs and help other students at the same time! 

The Student Government Association founded the Textbook Swap in Spring 2013. Since then, the swap has saved Heartland students over $100,000. Participating in the swap means more money in your pocket if you take part!

Here's How It Works

For each textbook you donate you receive a credit for a future Swap. 1 credit = 1 book. (Certain restrictions apply.) Credits are good for up to three semesters, so if you don't find a book you need one time, you can save it for the next.

First dibs are great, right? You can donate at any time in the Student Engagement Office (SCB 1602), but if you donate before May 19th, you'll get early access to the Summer and Spring Textbook Swaps.

Don't have a book to donate? That's OK. During Money Days you can make a $10 donation and get a book you need. We use the funds raised on Money days to support future swaps, special projects, activities, and scholarships.

This Spring, we saved students more than $17,000, and we hope to keep saving students money.

2017 Fall Textbook Swap:

  • Friday, August 18th: 2017: 10:00am to 3:00pm - SCB 1601 - Or By Appointment (Priority Access Day)
  • Monday, August 21st: 10:00am to 3:00pm - SCB 1601 - Or By Appointment (Regular Swap)
  • Tuesday, August 22nd: 10:00am to 3:00pm - SCB 1601 - Or By Appointment (Regular Swap)
  • Wednesday, August 23rd: 10:00am to 3:00pm - SCB 1601 - Or By Appointment ($10 Donation Day)

Have questions?

For more information, check out our Textbook Swap FAQs here.

Contact Us


Email: textbooks@heartland.edu


Phone: 309-452-9007
Email: bookstore@heartland.edu
HCC Bookstore Hours 


SCB 1200
Phone: 309-268-8292
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