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Desk and Exam Copy Policy

All desk and exam copies are provided at the discretion of Harvard University Press.

North and South America

Desk Copies

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, provide 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

  • Your complete contact information, including shipping address

Send your request by mail, fax, or email to:

Triliteral, LLC

100 Maple Ridge Drive

Cumberland, RI 02864, USA

Fax: (800) 406-9145

Email: orders@triliteral.org

Online Exam Copies: free

A “green” alternative to ordering paperbacks, we offer online exam copies free of charge via Digital Comps. To request an online exam copy, follow the “request” link on a book’s page and register. If you are interested in reviewing a book that is not yet available in this program, email hup_coursebooks@harvard.edu.

Paperback Exam Copies, $6 shipping fee per book

Qualifying instructors 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:

  • 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, including shipping address

  • 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 by mail or fax to:

Triliteral, LLC

100 Maple Ridge Drive

Cumberland, RI 02864, USA

Fax: (800) 406-9145

Hardcover Books: 10% off the list price

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

Additional Inquiries

If you have questions, email hup_coursebooks@harvard.edu.

Outside North and South America

Online Exam Copies: free

See North and South America Online Exam Copies.

Paperback Exam Copies

Qualifying instructors may request up to three (3) Harvard University Press paperback titles. Shipping costs are borne by HUP.

To request examination copies, email 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:

Rebekah White

Associate Director of International Publicity

email: rwhite@harvardup.co.uk.