Desk & Exam Copies

Desk Copies

The Penguin Publishing Group supplies one free desk copy for every 20 copies of an adopted text required by instructors at accredited colleges and universities.

Please note: Penguin cannot ship desk copies to residences; desk copies must be mailed in care of your institution to valid U.S. addresses only.

To order:

Desk copies may be ordered online using the form provided. This ensures that your request is processed as quickly as possible and makes your order easier to track.

Click here for our online desk copy request form.

Penguin also honors desk copy requests for seminar and graduate courses with a minimum enrollment of 10 students. If you need more than 5 desk copies of a single title, please email your request directly to academic@penguin.com.

Examination Copies

Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors who wish to consider them for adoption. A prepaid fee is required for all examination copy requests. Please note that the policies outlined below apply to U.S. institutions only.

Examination copy fees:

  • Paperbacks (under $20.00) are $3.00 each
  • Paperbacks (at or over $20.00) are 50% off
  • All hardcovers are 50% off the retail price

To order:

Examination copies may be ordered online with a credit card using the form provided. This ensures that your request is processed as quickly as possible and makes your order easier to track.

Click here for our online examination copy request form.

Please wait to order forthcoming titles until their month of publication.

Please note: Penguin cannot ship examination copies to residences; exam copies must be mailed in care of your institution to valid U.S. addresses only.

Allow 5-10 days for delivery. Telephone requests will not be accepted. All orders are subject to approval and availability.

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