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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.


  • LexisNexis
    • Review copies are provided in electronic format (via eBook or via access to the Digital Library for Professor Review Copies).
  • New York University Press
    • "NYU Press is pleased to offer complimentary digital desk and examination copies to qualified educators. To request a desk copy or exam copy, please locate the page for the title you are interested in receiving and click on the “Request Exam or Desk Copy” link. This link will bring you to a form that you will need to fill out in order to submit a formal request. Please limit your requests to three titles or fewer."
  • Oxford University Press
    • "Oxford University Press is pleased to offer complimentary desk and examination copies to qualified instructors.  In order for your request to be processed, please browse our catalog for the desired text and follow the link to request an examination copy."

  • Routledge Publishers (Ashgate)
    •  "Simply search for the book you're interested in on our website, then click on the Request Inspection Copy link on that book's page to make your request. You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and the course you are teaching. Depending on the textbook, the title you're interested in may be available in print, e-Inspection, or both. If you decide to adopt any of our titles you've reviewed in e-Inspection as the core text for your course, you may be eligible for a desk copy to support your teaching."

  • Rowman Littlefield Publishing Group
    • ‚Äč"We offer examination copies of our textbooks. Many of our titles are available as free examination copies or as e-exams. For titles that are not earmarked as a free exam, we will give careful consideration to each request. "

  • Springer Publishing
    • Examination/desk copies are offered in print or eBook format.  Search the publishers catalog and click on "request desk copy."