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Request an examination copy

Instructors are welcome to request examination copies of Cambridge University Press textbooks that they are actively considering for adoption. To request an examination copy, please follow the relevant link on each textbook’s web page. If there is no such link on the page, then the book probably does not fall in into our standard textbook programme.

If you are considering adopting a title such as this, or if you are having any other problems when requesting an examination copy, please contact our sales team. In order to process your request they will need the name of the course, its course code, the estimated number of students and when you expect to next teach the course.

Print Examination Copies

To ensure secure delivery, we prefer to send print copies to faculty addresses, and we always ask you for your institutional address. However, in certain circumstances, we can agree to send print copies to non-institutional addresses. In such cases, please enter the second address after your institutional address. Once the request is processed, you will receive a notification that the book is on its way to you, if approved.

Digital Examination Copies

You can also request an examination copy in digital format, delivered through Cambridge Spiral. If approved, you will have access to your digital examination copy for 6 months, starting from the day that you first open the textbook through Cambridge Spiral. Having access to the book through Cambridge Spiral means you will be able to both explore the functionality that the eReader offers, and review the quality content of our textbooks. You will be able to read the textbook through your web browser, or download the Cambridge Spiral app to download and read offline.

Tracking your Request

The 'My Account' area will show you the progress of your examination copy request, print or digital. You will also be given the option to request to unlock any instructor resources that may accompany the book, such as assessment material and lecture slides.