Exam and Desk Copies

Our Policy

Westview Press is pleased to offer complimentary examination copies to qualified instructors in the US and Canada who are considering a title for course adoption.

Qualified professors in the US and Canada are entitled to one (1) complimentary desk copy of each book adopted for course use.

How to Order

If you know the book you’re looking for, you can search for it by ISBN, title, or author. Alternately, 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 “Order an Exam or Desk Copy” from 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.
  • Desk-copy requests must include your name, shipping address, phone, email, university name, bookstore name and adoption order information, course name, course number, enrollment, and semester.
  • We will email you an order confirmation and several tracking messages.
  • If you have any questions regarding your order, please e-mail: Customer.Service@hbgusa.com.
  • For rush or special requests, please email Westview.Promotion@hbgusa.com.

Digital Exam Copies

Westview Press offers digital exam copies for select titles through Google Play, which can be read on any internet-enabled device. If you would prefer to receive a digital exam copy, send an email to Westview.Promotion@hbgusa.com with title, author, and ISBN of the text you are interested in reviewing. Please also include your school, department, the name of the course for which you are considering the text, and potential enrollment. Digital exam copies of Westview Press titles are free.


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.

For Lecturers Outside the United States and Canada

Westview Press offers inspection copies of paperback textbook editions only. If you adopt the textbook for use in your course, the inspection copy is then used as your “desk copy.” To request an inspection copy, please mail a letter on university letterhead to the international office of our parent company, Hachette Book Group:

Hachette UK – Head Office
Attn: Inspection Copy Request
Carmelite House
50 Victoria Embankment

Your letter must include the following information:

  • Your first/last name
  • Position/title
  • Department
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • University name
  • Shipping address
  • Book title
  • Author
  • ISBN
  • Course name
  • Term date(s)
  • Anticipated number of students

Worldwide Ordering Information

Westview Press books are available for purchase around the globe.

Order from an online bookseller


Find a local bookseller

www.barnesandnoble.com (store locator)
www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder  IndieBound (Independent Booksellers National Directory)

International online orders

www.Amazon.ca (Canada)
www.Amazon.fr (France)
www.Amazon.de (Germany)
www.Amazon.co.jp (Japan)
www.Amazon.co.uk  (United Kingdom)
www.Chapters.Indigo.ca  (Canada)

Westview Press’s affordable eBook editions are available for purchase or rental from these online retailers.

US & Canada Customer Service

Hachette Book Group
Attention: Customer Service
185 N. Mt. Zion Rd.
Lebanon, IN 46052

Orders: Orders@hbgusa.com
Customer Service Inquiries: Customer.Service@hbgusa.com

Phone: 800-759-0190
Toll Free Fax: 800-331-1664
Fax: 617-263-2871

International Customer Service

Hachette UK – Head Office
Carmelite House
50 Victoria Embankment
Tel: +44 20 3122 6000