If you have adopted a University of Chicago Press book for course use, and your textbook store has ordered at least ten copies of the book, you are entitled to one free copy of the book for your own use. Desk copy requests must be on departmental letterhead or utilize one of the standard AAP, NACS, or other forms. Please include the name and enrollment of the relevant course, as well as the name of the bookstore who handles your textbook requirements.
The University of Chicago Press will gladly send you an examination copy of any book you wish to consider for course use. Please mail or fax your request on your department letterhead specifying the title of the course, your expected enrollment, the semester or quarter in which the course will be offered, the course level (undergraduate or graduate), and any textbooks now currently being used for this course. According to our 90-day policy, we will also send you an invoice at a 20% academic discount, plus shipping charges, payable in 90 days. Should you adopt the book, the invoice will be cancelled. If you choose not to adopt the book, you may return it and have the invoice cancelled or purchase it at the 20% discount price for your own use.
In the UK and Europe, our current policy is to supply the e-book, when available, for course adoption examination requests. Should you choose to adopt the book for your course, you will have the option of obtaining a physical desk copy or an e-book, in accordance with our desk copy policy.
Please send examination copy and desk copy requests to:
The University of Chicago Press
Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628 USA
Fax: (800) 621-8476 or (773) 702-7212
[No e-mail requests, please.]
Academics in UK & Europe please send examination copy and desk copy requests to:
1 Lomond Drive
Bedfordshire LU7 2XH
Hours: Chicago is in the Central Time Zone (GMT minus 6); office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (0900-1700), Monday through Friday.
Please use the numbers above only for queries about the publications of the University of Chicago Press and other publishers represented in the University of Chicago Press catalogs. Please note that the Chicago Distribution Center also provides distribution for other academic publishers. Marketing or editorial queries for those publishers must be directed to them, not to the numbers above. Please see the CDC client list for links to those publishers.