Examination & Desk Copies

Many Yale University Press titles designed for classroom use are now available in a downloadable format for reading on your computer or tablet free of charge. If you’re on the move, or if you need to make a fast decision, this is a quick and easy way to receive your exam copy.

To request an e-exam copy: You will find a request link on each available title’s page. If this is your first request, you will be prompted to set up an account. Once your request has been submitted and approved, you will receive a link for accessing the text online. (Note: email notifications sometimes land in spam mailboxes—please be sure to check yours.)

Alternatively, click here to view a list of books currently available for e-examination.

To request a print copy: Click here and complete the form. Books priced at $45 or under are available at the Press’s discretion. There is no need to return the book to us after examining. Limit: 3 books/year.

Desk Copies: If you have already adopted one of our titles for course use, we are happy to provide you a desk copy free of charge. One complimentary copy will be provided for every ten books ordered. Please click here to access our online desk copy order form.


Phone: 1-800-405-1619 or 1-401-531-2800 (Please note: we do not accept phone orders for exam or desk copies.)

Fax: 1-800-406-9145 or 1-401-531-2801

Email: marketing@yale.edu