Academic Services

Here are some quick links, with more information to follow:

Desk copies

You are eligible to receive 1 desk copy for every 20 copies required for course use. To order desk copies online, click here.

Please note:

Desk copies cannot be sent until you have placed your book order with your university or local bookstore.

Desk copies will not be shipped to residences; they must be mailed in care of your institution.

This form is for Canadian orders only. Academic requests for U.S. institutions can be requested through this form.

Examination copies

We will be upgrading our Exam ordering process in April and you may experience a disruption in service. In the event of a disruption you can submit your order via email or try again at a later time. We thank you for your patience.

Examination copies (a maximum of 6 titles per year) are available to college or university professors, school librarians, and K-12 teachers who are seeking titles to review for course adoption consideration. For all examination copy requests, please use our online form with a credit card payment. You may email us first at or call (416) 364-4449 and ask for the academic department to check for price and availability. The charge for examination copies, to cover shipping and handling costs, is $5.00 plus GST for each book under $30.00. For books over $30.00, the charge is 50% of the book’s retail price plus GST.

Exam copies will not be shipped to residences; they must be mailed in care of your institution.

If you cannot use the online examination copy order form, please provide credit card information (Visa or MasterCard) and send your order with payment (no cash please) to the following address:

Penguin Random House Canada 
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario 
M5V 3B6
ATTN: Academic Department

Or you can fax your request to (416) 598-7764