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Request an Examination or Desk Copy

We offer both exam copies (for consideration) and desk copies (for confirmed adoptions).


Books specifically identified as textbooks will have a "Request exam copy" button on the book's web page (below "Add to Cart"). Alternately, you can use the forms below, entering the book's 13-digit ISBN, which can be found on each book's web page.


  • Already adopted textbooks (desk copies)
  • Possible adoption (examination copies)
  • Custom book? Contact us if you have an idea requiring special modifications to a book, or are interested in combining chapters from more than one book into one custom, bound book. We're here to help!




For questions about requesting eBook desk and examination copies for faculty, as well as eTextbook rental for students, visit our CourseSmart page.

Contact a Sales Representative
For fastest service, please use the examination or desk copy forms described and linked above. You can also enter any notes or special requests into the comment field on either the examination or desk copy request form (see links above). We do read them!


For help finding a textbook for your course or curriculum, for help designing a custom book, or for any other questions, please contact Jill Ferguson:


Jill Ferguson
Textbook Manager


Please note that 0-8261 is the ISBN prefix for Springer Publishing. Other ISBNs may be for books published by Springer SBM, another academic and professional publisher which shares our name.