Examination and Desk Copies 

The University of South Carolina Press provides examination copies of titles being considered for course use and desk copies for faculty who have adopted a book for a course. There is no charge for the books, but printed copies require a shipping and handling fee of $5 per copy in the U.S. Outside the U.S., the fee is $10 per copy. If a book is available as an ebook, it can be provided free of charge. 


To request an examination copy, please mail or fax your request on department letterhead with the following information: 

  • Your name 
  • Title, department, institution 
  • Institutional mailing address 
  • Contact email address and phone number 
  • Course title, semester offered 
  • Expected enrollment, title of text(s) currently being used 
  • Exam copies requested (limit of 3, please submit title, format, and ISBN) 
  • Adoption deadline 
  • For printed copies provide credit card number, expiration date, and security (CVV2) code 

Ebook requests may be emailed to since they will not include credit card information.

You can also use our exam copy request form. Please fill out and print on department letterhead. Be sure to include credit card information—but do not send it via email. 

Fax your request (credit card payment only) to: 410-516-6998

Mail your request to:
Examination Copies
University of South Carolina Press
Hopkins Fulfillment Service
Box 50370
Baltimore, MD 21211-4370

All examination copies are provided at our discretion and there is a limit of three (3) books per professor per semester. 

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