Desk Copy Procedures

All Humanities academic service centers are currently unstaffed due to COVID, however we are checking email regularly.


Submitting a desk copy request

Place your request at least 4-5 weeks before the start of the quarter

  1. Refer to the Publishers/Press Google Spreadsheet

  2. Sort your books by publishers to make the ordering process easier

  3. If filling out a web form:

    • Enter your home address (or address you would like your desk copy shipped to)
    • If ordering for your TAs, make sure to enter their shipping address as well, however, it may be easier for them to fill out a separate request form.
    • *Section number is "00"

  4. If filling out a paper template (to email or fax):

Tips and important things to consider:

  • The publishing website or Amazon.com are good sources to find the 13-digit ISBN number. This will help ensure that the correct version of the book is ordered.
  • Desk copies can only be ordered for required books.
  • Publishers track desk copy requests and will not approve repeated requests for the same book. Please do not submit a request for desk copies that you have previously received. If you are ordering them for a TA, please indicate that when contacting the publishers.

Academic Service assistants are available to help. If you'd like assistance, please fill out our desk copy order form.