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What is an exam copy and how do I order?

Exam copy textbooks (also known as sample copies, inspection copies and evaluation copies) are for lecturers looking for set texts or primary reading for their courses.
We send books free of charge so you can review their suitability for a course. Instead of payment we ask for feedback on books and confirmation of whether they will be used in your teaching.

To order, simply find the book you are interested in - you can search in the top right hand corner or browse through our subject lists.
Once you've found your title, click on the 'request exam copy' button and follow the online instructions to complete your request.

What is a desk copy and how do I order?

If you have already adopted a book but haven't got a copy for yourself, you may be eligible for a desk copy.

To order, simply find the book you are interested in - you can search in the top right hand corner or browse through our subject lists.

Once you've found your title, click on the 'request exam copy' button. Once logged in, ensure you select ‘desk copy' and follow the online instructions to complete your request.

Am I eligible for an exam copy?

Although we do our best to provide copies to all who need them, unfortunately not all lecturers are eligible for a free copy- please review our terms and conditions for more information.

Although we review each case on an individual basis, we might not be able to fulfill your request if you live outside of these countries. If you can't find your country in the list, we might need to ask proof of adoption.

There isn't a 'request exam copy' button

Unfortunately, not all of our books are widely available to order but we may still be able to send you a copy.

First, please make sure you can find the book on our site.

If you can find the book, but it does not have the 'request an exam copy' button, please email us with the details below:

The name(s) of the instructor(s) teaching on the course
  • The academic address to which the book should be sent
  • The book title, author and ISBN
  • Course/module name, start date number of students per year
  • If you are adopting the book, please include the adoption type (e.g. Essential/One of Two/Recommended or Background reading)

If you can't find the book on our website, you might be after a Scholarly or Reference book. To request a sample copy of one of these titles, please visit www.palgrave.com or fill out this form.

I want to review a book for my publication, how can I order a copy?

If you are a journalist, a book reviewer, or a review editor at a publication we might be able to send you a review copy. Just email us with your contact details and the title of the book and we will get back to you as soon as we can.