Exam and Desk Copy Policy

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Our Exam and Desk Copy Policy

Ingram Academic is pleased to offer examination copies to instructors in the US and Canada who are considering a title for course adoption.

$5.00 US per paperback exam copy
$10.00 US per hardcover exam copy

Qualified professors in the US and Canada are entitled to desk copies
of adopted titles based on the total enrollment for the class:
Enrollment 1-30 = One (1) desk copy
Enrollment 31-50 = Two (2) desk copies
Enrollment 51+ = Three (3) desk copies
If you require additional desk copies, email us at [email protected].

How to Request an Exam or Desk Copy

If you know the book you're looking for, you can search for it by ISBN,
title, or author. Or, browse our full title list by subject and
course title using the academic discipline list.

Once you’ve found a book you'd like to request, select “Request Desk Copy” or "Request Exam Copy" on the book page.


  • All exam copies are shipped via UPS. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery.
  • We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses. Please provide a street address.
  • If you have any questions regarding your order, please e-mail [email protected] or call Customer Service at (800) 343-4499.
  • For rush or special requests, please email [email protected]


If you place an exam copy request for a book that has not yet been published, we will backorder your request for twelve (12) months. If the book you requested is temporarily out of stock, we will backorder your request for 90 days.

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