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Examination and Desk Copy Instructions

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Examination Copies: For an examination copy of an SIU Press title, please supply the following information on your department letterhead and include payment of $7.00 per book to cover domestic shipping and handling. International shipping and handling will be billed at cost.

  • Name of course (and course number) that may adopt the book
  • Frequency that course is offered (annually, quarterly, irregularly)
  • When course will next be taught
  • Estimated number of students
  • Bookstore(s) that will order books for course
  • Office telephone number and e-mail

Check, money order, or valid Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express credit card number, expiration date and CVC number from the back of the card must accompany your order. Payments by credit card will be processed immediately. Payments by check or money order may take up to two weeks to process. Make checks payable to SIU Press. Please do not send credit card information in an email. A maximum of three books may be requested for examination over a six-month period.

Desk Copies: Desk Copies: If you have already adopted an SIU Press book for a course and have not received an examination copy, please send us the following information: your name, address, the title of the book, the name and number of the course, the bookstore that will stock the book, your telephone number and email address. We will send you a complimentary desk copy of the book in 2-4 weeks. If you request additional copies for your teaching assistants, the total enrollment in the course (and bookstore order) must reach or exceed a ratio of 20 books ordered per book requested (e.g., 40 students for two books requested, 60 students for three books requested).


Send Exam Copy Request to: 
Judy Verdich
Southern Illinois University Press
1915 University Press Drive
Mail Code 6806
Carbondale, IL 62901
Fax: 618-453-1221

Electronic Examination and Desk Copies: Books that are available as e-books on our website are also available as electronic examination copies for a 60-day review period or electronic desk copies with unlimited access. There is no charge for this service and the books are available to review immediately. Please email your request for an electronic examination or desk copy to Judy Verdich at Please provide the information requested in the instructions above.