Textbooks and Other Course Materials

A guide to help locate textbooks and course reserve materials

Note: This guide was last updated by Sue Schub in November 2023. If you see errors, have questions, or suggestions for improvement, let us know by using the contact information on the "Get Help" page of this guide!

Some content of this guide was used with permission from Amy Herman at Olympic College Library. Click the link below to access the source material. Many thanks for sharing their excellent work!

Welcome to your textbook resource!

Locating Textbooks

Use the tabs on the left to help you find textbooks for courses at Green River.

  • What textbooks are required for my class?
  1. Look at your class syllabus (given to you by your instructor and often posted in Canvas.)  There is usually a list of required textbooks and materials there.
  2. The college's Paper Tree bookstore also has a list of required textbooks for each course:

Emergency Funding

Apply for Emergency Funding from GRC's Benefits Hub

Textbooks and other course materials are expensive. If you need assistance, you can apply for a grant, through GRC's Benefits Hub (link below).

The Benefits Hub helps with:
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course Materials (textbooks, supplies, access codes...)
  • Technology (computers, headphones, webcams...)
  • Utilities (electricity, internet, water/sewer, gas...)
  • Applications for public benefits, such as food assistance, health care, and reduced-fare transportation
  • And more

Go to the links below for the grant application and more information about the Benefits Hub!


Please Note:

  • The Library and the Bookstore are two separate entities!  The library does not sell or rent books. 

  • The Library does not buy current textbooks.  To buy all required textbooks would exceed our entire library budget! 

  • You can find some textbooks in the library.  Check Course Reserves tab on the left.

  • You might also try a search of the entire book collection, using the search box below, as instructors occasionally assign an ebook (not on Course Reserve) in the library collection.

  • Textbooks currently required for courses cannot be interlibrary loaned​.

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