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Desk & Examination Copy Request Guidelines for Teachers and Academics

Not all books published by HarperCollins Publishers are available from HarperCollins Canada. Please check to make certain that HarperCollins Canada is the publisher in Canada.

NOTE: Desk and Examination copies can be sent to private residences while educational institutions are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Desk Copy Requests

Canada Only

Complimentary desk copies are available for instructors who adopt a HarperCollins title for course use. One desk copy is available for every 15 copies of each title ordered, with a limit of 10 desk copies per adoption. Desk copies will not be shipped to instructors until after we are in receipt of a supporting order from your campus bookstore or another Canadian vendor. Please complete our Desk Copy Request Form. Desk copies are shipped via UPS or Canada Post, care of your institution. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Examination Copy Requests

Canada Only

Examination copies can be requested by instructors who are considering a HarperCollins title for their course. There is a limit of 4 titles per instructor per year.

Electronic examination copies are free. Paperback examination copies may be purchased with a 50% discount, plus sales tax. Hardcover examination copies may be purchased with a 20% discount, plus sales tax. Examination charges are non-refundable and must be prepaid with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).

Please complete our Desk Copy Request Form indicating that you would like an Examination copy. To request an examination copy over the phone, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-844-327-5757. Please have your credit card ready, along with the information indicated on our Desk Copy Request Form. Examination copies are shipped via UPS or Canada Post. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Prices may change without notice.

Please note that our HarperCollins Christian Publishing imprints Zondervan and Thomas Nelson have their own desk and examination copy policy.

For a desk copy of a Zondervan title, please complete our online form.

For a desk copy of a Thomas Nelson book, please complete our online form.

For reading guides, activities and classroom material for young readers visit https://www.harpercollins.ca/sprout/.

If you have any questions about Desk or Examination copies, please email HCCacademic@HarperCollins.com.

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