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Desk and Exam Copy Requests

Ingram Academic Services processes all desk and exam copy requests for Columbia University Press in the United States and Canada. To request a desk or exam copy, visit Find the title you’d like to request, searching by ISBN, title, or author, and select “Request Desk Copy” or “Request Exam Copy” as appropriate.

**We do not accept desk or exam copy requests by mail or fax.**

Desk Copies

Qualified professors in the United States and Canada are entitled to desk copies of adopted titles free of charge.

Enrollment 1-30 = One (1) desk copy

Enrollment 31-50 = Two (2) desk copies

Enrollment 51+ = Three (3) desk copies

Exam copies

Columbia University Press charges a nominal fee for exam copies in order to cover shipping and fees charged by our distributor.

$5.00 USD per paperback exam copy

$10.00 USD per hardcover exam copy


All exam copies are shipped via UPS. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses. Please provide a street address. If you have any questions regarding an order completed on the Ingram Academic website, please e-mail: or call customer service at (800) 343-4499.

If you cannot locate a title on Ingram Academic or have other questions, please e-mail

Columbia University Press is not able to provide electronic desk or exam copies.

Exam and Desk copies in the U.K. and Europe

U.K. and European professors may request exam copies by e-mailing or by submitting a written request on faculty letterhead to Lois Edwards at University Press Group Ltd., LEC1 New Era Estate, Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, PO22 9NQ UK.