Where can I buy textbooks, Trades modules, course materials, and supplies?


For credit students, instructors choose the textbook(s) for each class, and register them with Red Deer Polytechnic's Campus Store. For each class, you can find the list of required material(s) on the Campus Store website, and purchase them at the Campus Store or elsewhere. 

For Trades students, course materials (modules) are determined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. You can find the list of required material(s) on the Campus Store website, and purchase them at the Pulse.

Campus Store and The Pulse (RDP bookstore)

If you want to check (or shop) online, go to the Campus Store website and scroll down to "Get Your Textbooks." Click on "Find Courses."

  1. Choose the academic term (it should default to the current term)
  2. Select Division =
    • "Red Deer College" for academic credit classes
    • "Apprent" for Apprenticeship classes
    • "Continuing Education" for classes offered through the School of Continuing Education
  3. Select Department = your course name (e.g. ACCT for Accounting)
  4. Select Course = your course number (e.g. 103)
  5. Select Section = your course section (e.g. B)

You can search for course materials for just one class, or several classes. When you've entered all the information, click on "Find Materials" to get your customized list of required textbooks and materials. You can pay for your textbook(s) online and pick up for free (you will be emailed instructions), or there will be delivery options given. 

Some textbooks include online-integrated publisher content. In these cases, your instructor will set up a link in your course to access publisher materials.

Course materials and supplies for students in the School of Trades and Technologies are sold at The Pulse, across the hall from the Campus Store.

If you have more questions, call the Campus Store at 403.342.3245 or email them at 0913mgr@follett.com.

Used Books

Interested in buying a used textbook, instead of new? Used textbooks may be available at the Campus Store or at the Students' Association used bookstore (403.342.3200).

Textbook Collection (in the Library)

The Library has a select textbook collection. These aren't available for purchase, but can be used on campus for up to 2 hours. Use OneSearch to check if the Library has a particular textbook. 


Supplies can be purchased at the Campus Store, The Pulse, and The Lift (operated by the Students' Association). Some gently used supplies, such as lab coats, are also available from the Students' Association used bookstore (403.342.3200).

  • Last Updated Feb 23, 2022
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