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®

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 703-907-1091. Please include the following information on your examination copy request:

  • Title and Author of Publications
  • Course TitleTentative 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:

Attn: APA Publishing 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, 703-907-7322. 

American Psychiatric Association Publishing
PO Box 418136
Boston, MA 02241-8136

Instructor Desk Copy Request Policy

Once you have adopted an APA Publishing publication title for use in 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 students enrolled. Please submit your request on school or department letterhead for your instructor desk copy and fax your request to 703-907-1091. Please include the following information on your desk copy request: 

  • Title and Author of Publication
  • Course Title 
  • Number of Students Enrolled 
  • Semester Offered
  • Name and Address of College or University Bookstore
  • Instructor 
    • Name and Title 
    • Address 
    • Phone Number 
    • Email Address 

Processing of Instructor Copies takes one week from time of receipt (2-day processing requires a $20 shipping fee).

Please make checks payable to American Psychiatric Association Publishing.