Inspection Copies

Many Yale University Press titles are available as inspection copies for lecturers to assess their suitability for classroom use. Some titles are available as print or eBook inspection copies and some are eBook only.

Titles Available as Inspection Copies

To browse titles available on inspection in your subject areas, please visit our textbooks pages. If you want to be notified of new textbooks in your subject area, sign up to our textbooks mailing list and let us know what subjects you teach.

Requesting Inspection Copies

To request an inspection copy, use the ‘Request inspection copy’ button (which will appear underneath the ‘BUY’ button on eligible titles) and select the format you require (if only one format is shown, that is the only one available). Fill in the form with your contact details and details about the course(s) you teach.

Please choose the eBook inspection copy option if you need your inspection copy quickly (particularly if you are based outside the UK - print books can be subject to shipping and customs delays and, in some cases may incur an import fee.

Lecturers are limited to 5 inspection copies per year.

If you are interested in a title that does not have a ‘Request inspection copy’ button, please email [email protected] with the following details:

Course number and title:
Course level:
Start date:
Number of students:
Lecturer name (if other than yourself):
Delivery address:
Telephone number (we cannot deliver without this):
This information is required to assess your request.

Desk Copies

If you have already adopted one of our titles for course use, we are happy to provide you a desk copy. One complimentary copy will be provided for every twenty books ordered.

Stay Informed

Sign up to our textbooks mailing list and let us know which subjects you teach to receive notification about relevant new textbooks.