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How To Buy/Request Copies

The best and easiest way for individuals to purchase our books is through our website, but can also can also call our customer service line at 1-800-621-2736 to order.
Schools, libraries, and institutions looking to purchase multiple copies should call our customer service line at 1-800-621-2736 for discount schedule information. Individuals can also call this line to order.
You may fax your order to 1-800-621-8476

You may also purchase our books by mail in request. Please send the name of the book, ISBN, retail price, shipping address, additional contact information, and a check for the full cost (including shipping: $5.00 for the first and $1.00 for each additional book) made out to the Chicago Distribution Center to:

Chicago Distribution Center
Customer Service
11030 South Langley
Chicago, IL 60628

How To Buy an Out-of-Print Book

If you can't find a University Press of Colorado or Utah State University Press book on this website, the book may have gone out of print. You can order many of our out-of-print books from Books on Demand, a reprinting service. Books on Demand is on the Internet at http://wwwlib.umi.com/bod/. If you can't find the book there, try searching for it at online booksellers that stock out-of-print books, such as Alibris (http://www.alibris.com), or ask the staff at your favorite brick-and-mortar used bookstore to help you locate a copy.

Returns Policies

  1. All overstock books returned must be in A-1 condition and in print at the time of return.
  2. All shipments must be prepaid.
  3. All books may be returned for credit at 100% of the purchase price if copies of the invoices or invoice numbers and dates are provided.
  4. Customers may return damaged or defective books at any time. Paperwork inside the shipment must identify the books as damaged or defective. Two way transportation will be credited.
All returns should be addressed to:

Chicago Distribution Center
Returns Processing Center
11030 South Langley
Chicago, IL 60628

Exam and Desk Copy Request Guidelines

Teachers and professors who want to consider University Press of Colorado or Utah State University Press books for course adoption may request examination copies. Cloth editions are sent on approval with invoice; the invoice may be credited when the edition is adopted for course use. Paperback editions, when available, will be sent at no charge. All requests must be made on institutional letterhead or from an institutional email address, and include appropriate academic, course, and bookstore information. Desk copies are available to educators who have adopted a book as a required text. Inquiries should be directed to:

Textbook Exam/Desk Copies
University Press of Colorado
Attn: exam/desk copies
5589 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 206C
Boulder, CO 80303

fax: 720-406-3443

email: beth@upcolorado.com

Request for Electronic Text

To request an electronic text for a student with a verified disability please print this form. For more information, please visit http://www.bibliovault.org/BV.accessibility.epl

Textbooks

Textbooks published by the University Press of Colorado typically remain in print for several years before new editions appear. In some cases in which frequent updates are required to keep a book current, the University Press of Colorado publishes annual supplements, which are available separately at a low cost, keeping the original edition useful and up to date for many years. The University Press of Colorado can not predict the lifetime of a single edition, save to say that most books that appear in revised and updated editions do so after several years in print. While books sometimes include supplementary materials such as audio or data CDs, none are considered "bundled." Any supplementary materials are considered part of a book's production and pricing and the book is considered by the authors to be incomplete without such supplementary materials.