Policy on Desk Copies

Effective June 1, 2016, the Book Store at Western will no longer be providing complimentary desk copies.

Most publishers are happy to provide a desk copy to professors teaching at Western University, subject to availability. Even though The Book Store will not be providing complimentary desk copies, we can still assist in the process. Please follow these steps:

  • Contact the publisher directly for desk copies. Many publishers listed below have an online tool for requesting desk copies. Other publishers may require you to submit your request on University letterhead. We have prepared a desk copy request form for your reference that should satisfy most publishers' requirements.
  • The Book Store at Western understands there is frequently a delay between the request for a desk copy and receiving the book. In order for instructors to have a desk copy of their textbook(s) available, the Book Store at Western will allow faculty to purchase a copy from our existing stock. Payment can be made with a PeopleSoft speed code, credit card, debit card or cash. Once you have received your desk copy from the publisher, return the textbook within 30 days of purchase, in brand new condition and with your receipt for a refund.

Publisher Contact Information

The publisher contact information on this page is provided as a service of the Book Store at Western to aid faculty in the selection of new textbooks and ordering desk copies.

Textbook Publisher Quick Links

  1. McGraw Hill Ryerson
  2. Nelson Education
  3. Oxford University Press
  4. Pearson Education Canada
  5. J. Wiley
  6. W W Norton
  7. Harper Collins Canada
  8. Penguin Random House Canada
  9. University of Toronto Press
  10. Canadian Scholars' Press

1. McGraw Hill Ryerson

Main site: http://www.mheducation.ca/highereducation/
Request a desk copy: https://www.mheducation.ca/highereducation/academic-review-copy/
Sales Representative: http://www.mheducation.ca/highereducation/find-your-rep/

2. Nelson Education

Main site: http://www.nelson.com
Request a desk copy: http://hed.nelson.com/nelsonhed/requestReviewForm.do
Sales Representative: http://replocator.nelson.com/

3. Oxford University Press

Main site: http://www.oup.com/ca
Request a desk copy: http://www.oupcanada.com/request.php/
Sales Representative: http://www.oupcanada.com/higher_education/contacts_and_resources.html#reps

4. Pearson Education Canada

Main site: http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/
Request a desk copy / instructor support materials: http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/support/index.page
Sales Representative: http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/replocator/

5. J. Wiley

Main site: http://www.wiley.ca
Request a desk copy: http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-302340.html
Sales Representative: https://professor.wiley.com/CGI-BIN/LANSAWEB?PROCFUN+PROF1+PRFFN15

6. W W Norton

Main site: http://www.wwnorton.com
Request a desk copy: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/academicresources.aspx?id=4683
Sales Representative: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/find-your-rep/

7. Harper Collins Canada

Main site: http://www.harpercollins.ca
Request a desk copy: http://www.harpercollins.ca/services/desk-review-copies

8. Penguin Random House Canada (Penguin, Vintage, New American Library, Knopf, Random House)

Main site: http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/
Request a desk copy: https://www.randomhouseacademic.com/canada-desk-copies

9. University of Toronto Press

Main site: http://www.utppublishing.com
Request a desk copy: http://www.utppublishing.com/exam_copies.php?sectionID=7&subsectionID=1&pageID=1

10. Canadian Scholars' Press

Main site: http://www.cspi.org
Request a desk copy: https://www.cspi.org/request-a-desk-copy

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