Request an Exam Copy for Course Adoption!

The Independent Institute is pleased to offer both extended PDF excerpts and print copies to college instructors for course adoption consideration.

Extended PDFs are free and are provided as PDF excerpts to your email address.

Print Copies are offered at a reduced rate. Print copy fees:

Print Copies with a list price under $25 are $8
Print Copies with a list price of $25 or over are $15

We are a small non-profit, and the fees are to cover shipping and other out-of-pocket costs.

We only ship desk copies to institutions. Shipping within the United States is free. For international desk copies, there will be an additional $30 shipping cost.

We endeavor to verify your information and process requests within three business days. For print copies, please allow an extra 5–10 days for delivery.

All orders are subject to staff approval and availability. Priority will be given to those who request PDF excerpts.

We reserve the right to refuse desk copies to individuals who misuse the policy.

To select a book, please browse Independent Institute books, and click on “Request a course adoption copy” from an individual book page.

For inquiries, please contact customer service at or call (510) 632-1366.