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Desk Copies


Desk copies (or complimentary copies) are copies of textbooks sent to faculty by publishers for use in the classroom. These include items such as textbooks, instructor manuals, test banks and other supplemental materials.

 If you need a desk copy:

1. Request it directly from the Publisher or Publisher Representatives

This is the fastest and most efficient way to obtain desk copies and support materials for your classes. We maintain a list of the phone numbers, email addresses and websites of our primary  publishers and their local reps (when available) on our website here.

We also have a list of  Publisher Representatives available at our Textbook Information Counter. Since it can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks for your request to be fulfilled, please allow adequate time to receive your materials.

Please note: Since each publisher sets the terms for their own desk copy program, there will be some who do not honor requests for desk copies or will charge you for the text.


2. Purchase a copy yourself

If time is an issue, you can purchase a copy of a textbook directly from us (with your 10% staff discount) and then request a desk copy from the publisher. If you return the book to us (in the original condition AND with the cash register receipt) within 90 days of purchase, we will be happy to give you a full refund.

 In very rare occasions or emergency situations, your School may be willing to obtain a desk copy on your behalf.  Please speak directly to your school dean for more information.

Please note: The Campus Store is unable to loan copies of textbooks to instructors or to forward requests to publishers. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please email Bookstore@swccd.edu