Exam Copy Policy
The National Academies Press offers examination copies of its books to qualified instructors who are considering adopting the requested book as the required text for high-school, undergraduate or graduate level courses with a class size of 10 or more.
Examination copies are limited to one copy per title, per professor. All requests are subject to approval.
Print copies can be requested from NAP, per instructions below.
Qualified Instructors have 30 days to examine the book before taking the following actions:
- Complete and return the questionnaire enclosed with the book.
If you do not return the questionnaire you will be charged the full retail value of the book.
- Adopt the book for ten or more students and keep the exam copy as your complimentary desk copy.
If the textbook is adopted and a bookstore order for ten (10) or more copies is received, the exam copy
becomes a free desk copy (please notify us of the adoption and the bookstore order).
Please enter and submit ALL the required information requested below. We will process your order, bill your credit card, and ship within 3 business days.
We charge a fee of $6.50 for the shipping/handling of each print copy requested. We normally ship via UPS Ground.
If you prefer a different shipping method, please contact our Customer Service Department. Any expedited method will incur an additional charge.
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The National Academies Press
Attn: Exam Copy Request
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20044