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Help Center - What is a Book Credit?

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A credit is the unit of exchange on this swapping site. Every member, regardless of membership level, needs a Book Credit to request a book.

  • One credit = 1 (bound or audio cassette) book. Audio CDs earn and cost 2 credits.
  • Each time another member receives a book from you, you receive a credit in return. (Two credits if it is an audio CD book.)
  • You then use your credits to request books from other members.
    • If you are enrolled in Standard Membership, you use only Book Credits to request books (you never need to pay Swap Fees)
    • If you are enrolled in Limited Membership, you can submit 30 requests per year using only Book Credits  (and no Swap Fees)
    • If you are an A la Carte Member, you will need to pay a 49-cent Swap Fee (or use a "Free Swap") for each request.
  • Book Credits may be purchased in the Kiosk.





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