Book Exchange

We have launched our book exchange service to share resources among law students. Law textbooks are known for their high prices and can place a hefty burden on the already tight budget of a student. Unfortunately, the Law Library does not have enough textbooks for every student and not everyone can afford to pay the full price for the number of textbooks required. We hope our service will help make study resources more accessible to all students, regardless of economic circumstances. We believe that your background should not determine your access to education. 

Any past or current student can give their textbook a new life using our service. You might find that you have textbooks from completed modules lying dormant in your room, why not sell or donate them to the next generation? Get in touch with us and we will advertise your book on our website and social media for free. Alternatively, we can donate your book straight to the Napier Law Library on your behalf and we will ensure you take the credit.

If you think your book is too old or not useful anymore, please do not throw it in the bin. We will donate it to the Law Library for other students to use.

For Sellers

Selling Template

To advertise a textbook for sale using our service, you will need to email us with the following information:

  1. Subject Name
  2. Textbook Name & Edition
  3. Author(s)
  4. Price
  5. Condition (see condition guidelines below)
  6. Contact Details
  7. Additional Information

We strongly encourage you to include a photo of your textbook to help sell your book and prove the condition you are claiming.

If your book has more than three newer editions available, or the edition predates 2010, we recommend that you donate your book to the Napier Law Library for student reference. However, there may be exceptions where there are multiple editions of a book published within a small period of time with little difference in content. Please get in touch if you are unsure whether your book qualifies for sale or not.

Condition Guidelines 

  • As New: The book is in the state it should have been in when it left the publisher – i.e. perfect condition. If you want to claim the book was recently purchased, please provide proof of receipt.
  • Very Good: Almost ‘As New’ but allowing for the normal effects of time on an unused book that has been protected. No damage, no highlighting.
  • Good: Average used book, may show signs of wear, but untorn and minimal notation or highlighting.
  • Fair: Shows wear and tear but all the text pages are present. It may lack endpapers and a title page. A significant amount of notation and highlighting.
  • Poor: Has the complete text but is very damaged. However, if the text has become illegible from damage then the book is not even poor.

Law textbooks relating to modules occurring this trimester are more likely to be in demand right now, nevertheless, you can still sell any book at any time. Modules occurring this trimester include:

  • Business Entities (Company Law)
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law and Society (Jurisprudence)
  • Media Law
  • Obligations 1 (Contract)
  • Obligations 2 (Delict)
  • Property Law

Additionally, any general student study textbooks useful in multiple modules may be in demand. Examples include:

  • Understanding Scots Law: An Introduction to Scots Law, Procedure and Legal Skills by Christina Ashton (2nd Edition)
  • Legal Method Essentials for Scots Law by Dale McFadzean and Lynn Allardyce Irvine (2nd Edition)
  • Legal Research Skills For Scots Lawyers by Fiona Grant (3rd Edition)

If you would like to sell/donate a textbook, please get in touch with us at or feel free to ask us any questions.

For Buyers 

To purchase a book, please follow the contact information given by the seller in their advertisement. Alternatively, if you cannot get in touch with the seller, please contact us and we will attempt to connect you.


Although we will try our best to find a new home for your books, we cannot guarantee you will make a sale and we do not cover any delivery costs that may arise. We do not take any commission from your sales and the price of each book will be set by you. We can provide you with an estimate of how much we think is realistic, but we will not attempt to advertise any book which is unreasonably priced. The Law Review is not responsible for any misfortune or inconvenience arising from sales facilitated through the Book Exchange. The Law Review is acting merely as the host for these transactions and is not liable for any misrepresentations or dishonesty of those using this service.

Please respect the government’s Covid-19 guidance at all times. It would be advisable to either deliver any books to the buyer using a mail courier service or, if it must be handed in person, a good meeting place would be on the Napier Campus while strictly respecting the government guidance. Please use your best judgment and stay safe.

Books on Offer