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Faculty Request for Complimentary Examination/Desk Copies

This guide provides guidance from publishers to request a complimentary book for review and/or examination. Consult the publishers website for complete details.


The library is providing this guide to assist faculty in locating publisher information regarding requests for complimentary examination or review copies of books.  Basic information is provided and is directly from the website of each publisher. Consult the publisher website to ascertain complete details and instructions. Most of the publishers expect the requested text to be used for a present or future course.  Therefore, be prepared to provide course details.