Second Hand Textbooks

Second Hand Textbooks

The MULSS Textbook Exchange is to be strictly for the purchase and sale of law textbooks prescribed by the Juris Doctor course offered at Melbourne Law School. Any posts made which do not adhere to this rule will be removed by the MULSS.

Guidelines for Use

Registering an Account

In order to use the MULSS Textbook Exchange, you will be required to set up an account on the exchange. To do so, please click ‘register’ at the top right hand corner of the exchange website, enter your student e-mail address into the registration form and then follow the subsequent prompts.

Selling Template

Thread Subject

  1. Subject Name or Code* (Repeat for multiple entries)

*When repeating for multiple entries, we recommend that you use the subject code as you can fit more subjects into the heading. This is because there is a word limit on the thread subject.

Thread Contents (Repeat this template for each different book in the same category)

  1. Subject Name: <insert here>
  2. Textbook Name & Edition: <insert here>
  3. Author/s:<insert here>
  4. Price: <insert here>
  5. Condition: <refer to condition guidelines below> <insert photo**>
  6. Contact details: <insert student e-mail and/or contact number>
  7. Additional information: <insert here>

**Inserting a photo can be done by selecting “ADD ATTACHMENT” when making a post, and then clicking “INSERT”.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re selling multiple books in the same category i.e. ‘Second Year Compulsory Subjects’ – you can just put them all in the same post, there’s no need to make individual posts for each book.

Condition Guidelines

  • As New: Means that the book is in the state that it should have been in when it left the publisher. This is basically a book in ‘mint’ condition.
  • Fine: Essentially ‘As New’ but allowing for the normal effects of time on an unused book that has been protected. A fine book shows no damage.
  • Very Good: Describes a book that is worn but untorn. No highlighting.
  • Good: Describes the condition of an average used worn book that is complete. May contain a small amount of highlighting or notation.
  • Fair: Shows wear and tear but all the text pages are present. It may lack endpapers, half-title, and even the title page. Contains significant level of notation and highlighting.
  • Poor: Describes a book that has the complete text but is so damaged that it is only of interest to a buyer who seeks a reading copy. If the damage renders the text illegible then the book is not even poor.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you attach a photo of the books you are selling to the post.

Sold Books

When you have sold a book, please comment on your thread stating which book you have sold.

If you have sold ALL the books in your thread, please DELETE the thread.

  • HOWEVER, if you cannot do this, please change the subject of the thread to include **SOLD** in the title OR post in the comments section of the thread stating the books have been sold.
  • This can be done by editing the post and inserting it in the field titled “subject”.

PLEASE NOTE: Only label your posts as sold when you have actually exchanged your book/s with another student. Please do not label posts as sold when you have only found a buyer for the book/s.

Search Function

If you’re looking for books, the best way is through the search function! Click the ‘search’ button in the bar at the top of the screen.

Once you click ‘search’, enter in the subject code for the book you’re looking for and tick ‘display results as threads’ as it will be easier to see the most recent posts.

Follow the link below: