Columbia Gorge Community College is proud to announce our partnership with Slingshot, a course materials auto-fulfillment program. 

Slingshot accounts are live! Enrolled students can access their accounts here to update preferences, access digital materials, track orders, and more. Required course materials are fulfilled automatically according to account preferences - no additional ordering is necessary. Please contact the store with any questions.

To view course materials list for all classes, click here.

Visit our Online Campus Store to purchase CGCC apparel, accessories, and more!

What is Slingshot?

Slingshot is a course materials auto-fulfillment program offered here on the CGCC campus. Think of it as a subscription box for all of your learning materials. Similar to Netflix, Spotify, or Stitch Fix, all your print and digital materials are sent to you directly. Simply enroll in classes as usual, and all of your required course materials will be delivered to you before the first day of class.

How do I order my materials?

Simply enroll in classes as usual, and you will be automatically matched with the required materials for that course. You will automatically stay opted in (included in the program) for future terms unless you choose to opt out (stop participating). You can adjust your preferences for buying new, used, physical or digital in your Slingshot account. Rental options may be available for some materials as well.

What happens if I opt out?

Within the Slingshot portal you will have the option to stop participating. If you stop participating, no materials will be shipped to you and you will need to shop for and purchase materials independently. The CGCC Bookstore will NOT have textbooks for purchase on campus for you to purchase. If you do not wish to participate in Slingshot, you can opt out online at any time.

When will I get my materials?

Orders for enrolled students are generated automatically, about two weeks before the beginning of term. Course materials are delivered according to your account preferences before the first day of class.

We anticipate that Fall 22 materials will be delivered between Sep 21, 2022 and Sep 28, 2022. Delivery dates may vary based on the date of your enrollment and your account preferences.

Where will I receive my materials?

Your physical materials will be shipped to your preferred address, or available for pickup in the campus store.

Once available, your digital materials can be accessed in the “My Course Materials” tab in your Slingshot account. You will receive an email when your digital materials are available.

How am I charged?

Your balance automatically posts to your CGCC student account.

What if I add or drop a class?

If you add a class, Slingshot is automatically notified and will deliver your new materials according to your preferences. If you drop a class, please return the materials to the CGCC campus store, or contact customer support for a return shipping authorization. You must return the materials within a week of dropping the class, or you may be charged a restocking or a non-return fee. Once the item is received, your student account will be credited.

What if I need to return something?

You may return any materials to the CGCC Campus Store within the first week of class for a full refund. 

If you have chosen rental options, you will return these to the CGCC Campus store at the end of term.

Can I sell my books back?

Yep! You can sell back the books you received via Slingshot here. For more detailed information, please see their Buyback FAQs.


400 East Scenic Drive,
The Dalles, OR 97058-3434
Building 2, Room 190


Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Need books or supplies but can't make it here during business hours? 

Contact us to arrange accommodations!

Textbook Affordability

In partnering with Slingshot, Columbia Gorge Community College is making every effort to provide the best prices for all required materials for students. If you need additional support, there are a variety of resources available. Contact CGCC Financial Aid at for information related to available Financial Aid.

Contact the Campus Store

Alyssa Gnall

Bookstore Manager