Exam Copies for Educators

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In order to assist faculty in their course book decisions, we offer exam copies online or, in some cases, physical editions. All exam copies are provided at HUP’s discretion. We do not process exam copy requests via telephone or email.

Online Exam Copies

Screenshot showing portion of book page with link to request an online examination copy

Look for the link at the bottom right of the book details section on an individual book’s page.

We offer online exam copies free of charge. Titles are added to this program on a regular basis.

Titles in this program can be identified by a link in the “About This Book” area on individual book pages. To request an online exam copy, follow the “request” link and register. Harvard University Press is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. We hope you find this program to be a convenient and “green” alternative to ordering paperbacks.

If you are interested in reviewing a book that is not yet available in this program, email .

Paperback Exam Copies

North and South America

Qualifying instructors in these regions may request up to three (3) Harvard University Press paperback titles per course for free plus the cost of shipping ($6.00 USD per copy).

To request examination copies, write to us on departmental letterhead and include the following information:

  • Course title and level
  • Semester(s) offered or dates course will run
  • Expected enrollment
  • Text(s) currently used
  • Adoption decision deadline
  • Your complete contact information
  • Payment: A check in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank, and made payable to our distribution center, Triliteral, LLC, or credit card information (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express) for the cost of shipping ($6.00 USD per copy)

Send your request to our distribution center, Triliteral, LLC, by mail (include check) or fax (include credit card information):

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

If you have questions about the program, email .

Outside North and South America

Qualifying instructors may request up to three (3) Harvard University Press paperback titles. Shipping costs are borne by HUP. If your request is approved, you will have 30 days from the book’s shipping date to assess its suitability for your course. If you decide to adopt the book for your course, HUP will request details about your preferred bookstore/retailer and evidence that an order has been placed there or that the book appears on an official reading list. If after 30 days you decide against adopting the book for your course, you may either return the book to HUP in resalable condition or retain the book and pay for it at its regular price.

To request examination copies, write to us on departmental letterhead and include the following information:

  • Course title and level
  • Semester(s) offered or dates course will run
  • Expected enrollment
  • Text(s) currently used
  • Adoption decision deadline
  • Your complete contact information

Send your request to:

Harvard University Press
C/o Associate Director of International Publicity
71 Queen Victoria Street
London EC4V 4BE, United Kingdom
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7831 9261

If you have questions about the program, email .

Hardcover (Clothbound) Books

We offer a 10% academic discount on prepaid orders of hardcover (clothbound) books for course adoption consideration. To apply for this discount, send a letter of application (as above).

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

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