Examination and Desk Copy Policy

Like other scholarly publishers, the University of Washington Press distinguishes between examination and desk copies. Examination and desk copies are provided to qualified instructors of appropriate courses at the discretion of the Press.

Examination Copy Policy

If you wish to consider one of our paperback books for course use, please submit your request on your college or university letterhead, and enclose $5.00 per book for shipping and handling (checks payable to HFS). Provide all relevant course information, including course title, expected enrollment, and when the course will be taught. Examination copies are limited to 3 per professor per academic year.

Please note that many of our books are now part of the Google Book Search program, which provides a preview of up to 20 percent of the book's content, and may help with your adoption decision. Look for the "Google Preview" button on the book's page on our website.

Please mail examination copy requests to:

University of Washington Press
Marketing/Exam Copies
PO Box 50096
Seattle, WA 98145-5096

You may fax your request (with credit card number, expiration date, and signature) to: (206) 543-3932.

Desk Copy Policy

A desk copy is a book that has already been adopted for course use. If you have adopted one of our books for use in a course, and placed an order of 10 copies or more through your bookstore, please submit your request for a complimentary desk copy on college or university letterhead. Please include all relevant course information, including course title, expected enrollment, when the course will be taught, and whether the book is a required text.

You may fax your request to: (206) 543-3932.

Or, you may mail it to:

University of Washington Press
Marketing/Desk Copies
PO Box 50096
Seattle, WA 98145-5096

Please note: Publication dates for forthcoming titles are tentative. When time is critical for text adoptions, please call the Assistant Marketing Manager at (206) 221-4996, or phoebea@u.washington.edu, to confirm availability dates.