UTS Library

The Great Book Swap

Thu, 30 August, 2018
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - UTS Tower Building
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UTS Library and UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion are teaming up to host the Great Book Swap to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) vision to lift literacy levels and instill a lifelong love of reading in students in remote communities. During the book swaps, participants can bring a favourite book and swap it in exchange for another for a gold coin donation or alternatively purchase a book from the pre-loved book stall on the day. All donations go to ILF which helps correct inequality by assisting to remove barriers around the cost and accessibility of obtaining books.

We need your donations for our event in August - please bring your pre-loved books to the UTS Library Enquiries and Loans desk from 1 July - 28 August. 

The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading in our local community, and raise much-needed funds for remote Indigenous communities. Last year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation raised over $190,000 from the Great Book Swap and this year their goal is to raise $300,000 to gift 30,000 new books to remote communities who have few to none. If you can't attend the event that's OK you can still donate to our Great Book Swap event online. 

UTS considers support for equity, diversity and social justice as integral to delivering on our objective to help students build strong professional identities, future-focused graduate capabilities and global citizenship.