Request an Examination Copy

For a desk copy (you have already adopted an Island Press book) please click here.

Thank you for considering Island Press textbooks for course instruction. Examination copies are available at the discretion of Island Press to qualified instructors of appropriate courses. Instructors are limited to 5 examination copies per 90-day period. Visit NetGalley for free, electronic examination copies. Our examination copy policy for physical copies of books is as follows:   


You have 90 days to examine the book, after which you must choose one of the following three options:


  1. Adopt the book or CD for ten or more students and keep the exam copy as your complimentary desk copy.
  2. Pay the accompanying invoice that reflects a 20% faculty discount. 
  3. Return the book with no obligation

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Alternatively, feel free to review our newest books on NetGalley and request a free, digital examination copy. Electronic books are viewable on any device in Kindle, ePub, and pdf formats. 

Educators outside the United States, please click here.

Exam Copy Request Form

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