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Examination Copies | Desk Copy Policy | Stay Connected | Catalogs | Author Interviews

Examination Copies for Educators

Screenshot showing portion of book page with link to request a digital examination copy

In order to help educators make course book decisions, we offer examination copies in two formats: online and paperback.

Access to titles in the online exam copies program can be requested by following the “Request an online exam copy” link on an individual book’s page (see graphic at right) or you can see a full list of available titles here.

To request paperback exam copies, please see our instructions.

Note: If you are a journalist, please see our information on review copies for the media.

Desk Copy Policy

If a Harvard University Press title is adopted as a text for a specific course and an order has been placed with your college bookstore for a minimum of 10 copies, we will, upon request, include one “desk copy” at no additional charge.

To request a desk copy, write to us on departmental letterhead and include the following information:

  • Name of college bookstore
  • Course title
  • Number of copies ordered
  • Address to which the desk copy should be sent
  • Your complete contact information

Please send your request to our distribution center, Triliteral, LLC:

Triliteral, LLC
100 Maple Ridge Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864, USA
Fax: (800) 406-9145 / (401) 531-2801

You may also send your request by email to . All requests by email must be:

  • Printed on departmental letterhead;
  • Saved as a PDF and attached to your email cover message;
  • And sent from a university or educational email address (an address ending with “.edu” in the U.S.).

Stay Connected

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Don’t want to miss an update on our books, authors, or events? Subscribe to the Harvard University Press mailing list for periodic updates about new books and features, or stay current on all HUP news with Facebook and Twitter.

The HUP Blog is the place to find in-depth discussions of the issues raised in our titles, supplementary interviews with and essays by our authors, and other items that may be of interest. (To ensure you don’t miss a post, subscribe to the HUP blog feed.)

Finally, you can subscribe to RSS feeds of all new and forthcoming Harvard University Press books.


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Our seasonal and subject-area catalogs are available for free viewing and download.

As you peruse each catalog, you will find links back to the individual book listings on this site. We hope you find this an intuitive, visually pleasing, and “green” approach to discovering HUP titles in your area of interest.

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You can also subscribe to receive our catalogs by mail or to be notified by email when new catalogs are available.

Video and Audio Interviews with HUP Authors

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Want to hear more about our books directly from the authors? Watch selected Harvard University press authors discuss their books on our Featured Multimedia page, or explore the interview archives:

Video Interview Archive  |  Audio Interview Archive

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