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Examination and Desk Copies

University of Minnesota Press offers a significant collection of course books. We are happy to provide exam copies to qualified instructors who would like to consider them for course adoption and desk copies to instructors who have already adopted our books.

ORDERING EXAM COPIES

Please limit requests to three (3) books per semester. Please also note that exam copies are only guaranteed for books priced at $30 or less. All other requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Please mail or fax your request on university letterhead to:

University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Fax: 612-301-1980

Please be sure to include the following information (omission of course information will result in delays in processing):

  • Title and catalog number of the course for which the item is being considered
  • Projected course enrollment
  • Semester/quarter the course will next be offered
  • Instructor's name and contact information


Book(s) will be billed at the time of shipping, plus shipping charges, less a 10% academic discount on a 90 day approval basis.

If adopted, notification of such must be received within 90 days of invoice date along with the following information: name, complete address, and date ordered from the bookstore. Once this information is received, a reversal of billing will be applied to the original invoice.

If not adopted, book(s) must be returned in clean, saleable condition within 90 days, and return shipping must be paid by customer. Books damaged due to poor packing will not be accepted and payment in full must be remitted. Once the book is received, a reversal of billing will be applied to the original invoice.

If you have any questions, please call 612-301-0124, or e-mail .

ORDERING DESK COPIES

Desk copies will only be sent once a book has been adopted and ordered for classroom use. The following information must be provided:

  • Title and catalog number of the course
  • Projected course enrollment
  • Instructor's name and contact information
  • Phone number of the bookstore where the order was placed
  • A copy of the bookstore purchase order may also be included


Desk copies are limited to one book per ten students enrolled.

Desk copy requests should be mailed or faxed on university letterhead to:

University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Fax: 612-301-1980

If you have any questions, please call 612-301-0124, or e-mail .