Desk and Examination Copy Policy

Exam Copy Policy

Instructors are encouraged to request copies of Cornell University Press titles for possible course use. Requests for these examination copies should be made via post or fax on institutional letterhead, and must include a course name, semester, projected enrollment, and instructor's office telephone number or e-mail address.

Paperbacks are available for a $7.50 shipping and handling fee per book (limit 3 titles per request). Please enclose a check or money order with your request. If faxing your request, please include credit card information (account name and number, expiration date, and billing address if different from shipping address). Requests received without payment will not be processed.

When a paperback is not available, cloth copies will be invoiced and shipped at no charge on a 60-day approval basis. The invoice will be canceled and you may keep the book free of charge if we are notified within 60 days that 10 or more copies will be ordered for classroom use and given the name of the bookstore that will order the copies. Otherwise the book may be purchased or returned in salable condition, postage paid.

Please mail exam copy requests to:

Cornell University Press Services
Attn: Exam Copies
P.O. Box 6525, 750 Cascadilla Street
Ithaca, NY 14851-6525
Or send via fax to: 1-800-688-2877


Desk Copy Policy

Once a Cornell University Press title has been assigned as a required text for a course with an enrollment of 10 or more students, instructors may request a desk copy without charge. Multiple desk copies of the same title may be requested for co-instructors or teaching assistants.

Requests for desk copies should be made via post or faxon institutional letterhead and must include course name, semester that course is being taught, enrollment, name of the bookstore through which course books have been ordered, and instructor's office telephone number or e-mail address. If you would like e-mail confirmation that your request has been received, please indicate this on the request. (Due to the volume of requests received, we cannot confirm receipt via telephone.) Please submit requests at least six weeks prior to the start of classes.

Please mail desk copy requests to:

Cornell University Press
Attn: Desk Copies
Sage House
512 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Or send via fax to: 607-277-2397

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