Did you know that there are many ways to save money on textbook costs? Some instructors use free online books, there are financial assistance programs, and Library options. Take a look and see if there are ways you can save before buying.
Do you need a textbook? (PDF - text-only version)
If you want personalized help navigating your textbook options, stop by a Textbook Connection "EdTALK" in the first weeks of the semester! EdTALKS are held via Zoom.
Many College of the Siskiyous classes have zero textbook costs! That means that:
If your ZTC option is a library ebook, be aware that library ebooks have some quirks. Please watch our Using Library Ebooks as Your Textbook video (4:01 min).
You may also like:
College libraries traditionally have a collection of textbooks which are usually referred to as "textbook reserves" or "course reserves." The COS Library has a mix of physical textbooks, ebooks, DVDs, and other assigned materials on reserve. Our Textbook Reserves in the Library video (2:17 min.) shows you how to use the catalog to find out what print textbooks and ebooks we have on reserve. You can also access library ebooks through the Zero Textbook Cost lists (Summer 2022 ZTC Classes) / Fall 2022 ZTC Classes).
Don’t hesitate to contact the Library with your textbook questions.