Desk/Examination Copies

Sentient provides professors free desk copies of titles that have been adopted for course use. We will provide one free desk copy for every twenty copies you order for a class. You must accompany your requests by a copy of your bookstore’s purchase order, indicating the order’s quantity and date, or a copy of your requisition to the bookstore.

Examination copies of paperbacks priced $20.00 and under are available for a pre-paid fee of $5.00 per title. There is a limit of four books per professor.

Examination copies of paperbacks priced over $20.00, and all hardcovers, are available on a 60-day approval basis. An invoice dated 60 days from the time your request is processed will accompany shipments. If you adopt the book for a course, the examination copy is yours free of charge. Simply return the invoice with the requested course information as well as the purchase order number from your bookstore, and we will cancel the invoice. If you wish to keep the book but do not adopt it, you may use the invoice to purchase it at a 20% educator’s discount off the retail price. If you do not wish to adopt or purchase the book, you may return it to us with the invoice, and we will cancel the order.

To order your examination copy, please write to us on school letterhead indicating the title, author, and ISBN of the book you are requesting, as well as the course name and number for which the title will be used. You may fax your request to 303-381-2538, email it to contact(at), or mail it with your check to:

Exam/Desk Copy Department 
1113 Spruce St. Boulder, CO 80302