Help Center - What is a 'Free Swap'?
A "Free Swap" can be used along with Book Credit(s) to make a book request.
It replaces the 49-cent Swap Fee.
Enrollment in Standard Annual Membership grants Unlimited "Free Swaps" for the year - meaning, Standard Members use only Book credits to request books, and do not ever pay Swap Fees for Book Requests.
Limited Annual Membership comes with 30 "Free Swaps" per year- meaning, Limited Members can make 30 requests for books per year using only Book Credits (and no swap fees).
"Free Swaps" are added to your account when
You enroll in Limited Annual Membership (that adds 30 Free Swaps/year)
You enroll in Standard Annual Membership (that makes your Free Swaps unlimited for the year)
You mail a shipment with Printable Postage. Please note that the "courtesy printing" (monthly for Standard Membership, quarterly for Limited Membership) does NOT grant a Free Swap, since there is no Postage Printing Fee associated with that mailing.