Examination Copy Request Policy

An examination copy is a copy of an American Psychiatric Association Publishing publication that is being considered for use in a course.

Examination copies are NOT available for the following titles:

  • ISBN 978-0-89042-554-1 DSM-5® (hardcover)
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8 DSM-5® (paperback)
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-556-5 Desk Reference to DSM-5®
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-563-3 Desk Reference to DSM-5® (Spiralbound)

If you are considering an APA Publishing book for use in a course and would like to request an examination copy, please submit your order on your school or department letterhead to 202-403-3094. Please include the following information on your examination copy request:

  • Title and Author of Publications
  • Course Title
  • Tentative Enrollment
  • Instructor
    • Name and Title
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address

The exam copy will be shipped to you for a 60-day review. An invoice will be mailed separately that will be canceled if, within 60 days of receipt, you inform us that an adoption order has been placed by your university of bookstore OR you return the book (with invoice) within 60 days to:

APA Publishing
Attn: Returns Dept.
2427 Bond Street
University Park, IL 60466

If text adoption does not occur within 60 days, we will assume that you are keeping the book for your personal use and we will require payment for your order. Please return the invoice with payment to the address below or call Customer Service at 1-800-368-5777, 202-459-9722.

American Psychiatric Association Publishing
P.O. Box 896647
Charlotte, NC 28289-6647


Instructor Desk Copy Request Policy

Once you have adopted an APA Publishing publication title and listed it as a required text for a course, you are entitled to one instructor desk copy for class enrollment up to 40 students and two instructor desk copies up to 100 enrolled students. Requests for another desk copy of the same title for the same instructor can be fulfilled after a period of 18 months from the original order.

Please submit your Instructor Desk Copy request on school or department letterhead and fax your request to 202-403-3094. Include the following information on your desk copy request:

  • Title and Author of Publication
  • Course Title, Course Number, and Section
  • Number of Students Enrolled in the Course
  • Semester Offered
  • Name and Address of College or University Bookstore
  • Instructor Information
    • Full Name and Title 
    • Address 
    • Phone Number 
    • Email Address 

Processing of Instructor Desk Copies takes approximately one week from receipt of the request. If you are interested in Rush Shipping, there is a $20 prepaid fee. Please call customer service for details on Rush Shipping at 800-368-5777 or 202-459-9722 (M-F 8:30AM – 6:00PM)

Please make checks payable to American Psychiatric Association Publishing.