An inspection copy is a copy of a textbook that lecturers use to assess as a potential set text for their course or module. It is also known as exam copy, sample copy, or evaluation copy. Instead of payment, the publisher asks for feedback on books and confirmation of whether they will be used in their teaching. Publishers increasingly provide ebook copies rather than print.
Most textbooks are available free to instructors to review for possible classroom adoption. Requests are subject to approval and the requester has to meet the requirements:
Adopting a textbook means you will use the book for one of your classes and recommend it to your students. There are 4 different ways a book may be adopted: as the essential book, as one of two main books, as a recommended or one of several books, or as background reading. We use this information to make sure your chosen text is available for students via your library or bookshop.
You can apply for a copy directly via the publisher's websites by clicking the Request a sample/Request an Inspection Copy button and filling in the request form. You can also get in touch with us and we will arrange an inspection copy free-of-charge.
Simply visit the publishers' website below, find the textbook that might be suitable for your course and either fill the online form or drop us an e-mail making sure you provide the required information.
Please make sure you provide us with the following details at the time of your request: