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University of Toronto Press offers an efficient and user-friendly examination copy system, allowing instructors to review books from our entire online catalogue to consider for course use. To find your next course book, follow these three steps:

1. Browse or Search our catalogue to find a book you’d like to examine. 2. Click on the blue “Request an Exam Copy” button. 3. Follow the instructions to download your book. Repeat!

To allow professors access to potential course material quickly, and to cut down on the waste produced through the manufacturing and shipping of books, most UTP titles are now available as electronic examination copies that can be viewed on your computer, phone, or tablet. 

UTP will continue to offer the option of physical examination copies of its key course books, primarily those published by our Higher Education Division. For these physical books, we kindly ask that you limit your requests to three or fewer at a time; if you are not confident that the book is a serious contender for course adoption, please help us keep costs down by purchasing it instead or by requesting an electronic examination copy.


  1. Click “Browse Books” in the left-hand menu to access our online catalogue.
  2. When you find a book that interests you, click “More about this book”, then the “Request an Exam/Desk Copy” button.
  3. If you wish to select more books, click the “Return to Catalogue” button.
  4. Click the “Exam Copy Checkout” button when you have finished requesting books.
  5. Click “Create an Exam Copy Account” if this is your first online exam copy request or click “Log In Here” if you already have an exam copy account.
  6. Please fill out your contact and course information.
  7. You will now be directed to “My Library,” your exam copy library, which displays your selected books and the status of your requests. Previously-approved users will instantly be able to download and view their electronic selections. If you are a new user, please check your inbox for emails confirming your registration.
  8. Click the "Download Book" link beside the book title to access your exam copy selection.

You will require Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software to view your UTP electronic exam copies, which can be downloaded for free. If you don't already have ADE installed on your computer, please visit the Adobe website or follow the link that will be included in your account registration confirmation email. To access your exam copies on a mobile device you will need to install a special app that is compatible with ADE. 

You will be able to view your electronic exam copies for up to 30 days. You may also renew each electronic exam copy once for an additional 14 days.