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Instructors Looking for Course Books

Students can buy e-books for courses direct from our site at a deep discount

If you would like to help your students get textbooks at affordable prices, we can help. Send an email to to learn about the discounts of 20-40% we can offer when students or instructors buy e-books direct from our site.

Easiest Place to Start: Our Books for Courses Catalog

Our catalog of books for courses includes our new and most-adopted books for the classroom. E-book exam copies are available for most books in the catalog, so qualified instructors can be examining the book in minutes (if requested during our office hours, otherwise overnight). Print exam copies are also available.

If You Already Know the Book You Want to Examine

Use the search box in the upper right, go to the page for the book, and click on the “Request an Exam Copy” link located below the book's cover image on the left hand side of the page. If a book is available for online request you will be taken to a form; otherwise you will return to this page.

Text Exam Copies

The University of Chicago Press will send you an examination copy of the book you wish to consider for course use. If our online form is not available for the book you want, you may email your request to, 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.

An e-book examination copy is free and will be viewable for 90 days, when it will expire.

Desk Copies

If you have adopted a University of Chicago Press book for course use you are entitled to one free copy of the book for your own use. Desk copy requests may be submitted by email at In your message, please include the name and enrollment of the relevant course, as well as the name of the bookstore who handles your textbook requirements.

Where to Send Your Request

USA and rest of world EXCEPT the UK and Europe
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
Email: CDC-Customer Service

In the UK and Europe ONLY
Our 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. Academics in UK & Europe please send examination copy and desk copy requests to:

UK/EU Exam Copies
The University of Chicago Press
1 Lomond Drive
Bedfordshire LU7 2XH
UNITED KINGDOM  [UK and Europe e-mail only]

Hours: Chicago is in the Central Time Zone (GMT minus 6); office hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (0730-1630), 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. 

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