Examination Copy Policy

UNC Press is happy to provide examination copies to instructors in both print and digital formats.

Print Examination Copies

Please submit your request on departmental letterhead and tell us:

  • The name of the course
  • Anticipated enrollment
  • Semester when it will be taught
  • Your office telephone number and email address

As an alternative, you may download the Exam Copy Order Form (PDF) to use for submission. Please limit your requests to three titles per semester. In order to keep your payment information secure, we cannot process examination copy requests via email or phone.


Exam copies of books priced under $30 are available to course instructors for $6.00. Exam copies of books priced at $30 and higher are sold at a 50% discount, with free shipping (please include your local sales tax). Prepayment is required. (Electronic exam copies are free for instructors. See below.)

Where to Send Your Request

Exam copy requests should be mailed to:

University of North Carolina Press
Dino Battista / Exam Copy Dept.
116 S. Boundary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808

International Professors: 
If you teach in Canada, direct exam and desk copy requests to UTP Client Service at clientservice@utpress.utoronto.ca .

If you teach in Europe or Asia, direct exam and desk copy requests to Eurospan at https://eurospan.co.uk/inspection/

Electronic Examination Copies (Free!)

Most UNC Press books are available to instructors as electronic exam copies at no cost.

To order an electronic exam copy:

Check to see if the book you’re interested in is available as an ebook. We’re issuing new ebooks every month, so check with us even if no ebook is yet indicated the book’s webpage.

Completely fill out and submit our Electronic Exam Copy Order Form. You will be asked to supply your institutional (.edu) email address, departmental contact information, as well as the name of the course, anticipated enrollment, and semester when it will be taught. If the ebook is available, a link to the online exam copy (via VitalSource, viewable on any device in any web browser) will be sent to your inbox.

Electronic exam copies are offered free of charge to instructors teaching relevant courses in an upcoming semester.

Please note: you must use your institutional (.edu) email address; we can not process digital exam copy requests with personal email addresses.

All examination copies are provided at the discretion of the University of North Carolina Press.


If you have already requested an exam or desk copy and would like to follow up on your request, or for general queries regarding orders, please contact Longleaf Services at 1-800-848-6224 or customerservice@longleafservices.org.

If you have general questions about UNC Press desk or exam copy policies, please contact Dino Battista at dinobattista@uncpress.org.