Desk/Examination Copies for Educators

NYBG Press is happy to provide desk/examination copies of Press books to qualified College/University faculty for their courses. Please send requests for desk/examination copies, on institutional letterhead, to, or fax to NYBG Press at 718.817.8842, or mail to NYBG Press at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458. Please include the following with your request: title and author of book requested; contact information including job title and phone number; your institution's url; course title and level; course catalog number; anticipated enrollment; and the semester/quarter of anticipated course offering.


  • For books priced $40.00 or lower, $10.00 handling fee per desk/exam copy
  • For books priced over $40.00, 25% discount, handling fee waived

Qualified faculty are entitled to desk/examination copies based on the total enrollment for the class:

  • Enrollment 1-30 = One (1) desk/examination copy
  • Enrollment 31-50 = Two (2) desk/examination copies
  • Enrollment 51+ = Three (3) desk/examination copies 

Please include with your request a credit card number (with date of expiration, CVV Code, and billing address) or check to cover fees. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If paying by check, please make check payable to The New York Botanical Garden Press.  

Please note that desk/examination copies are shipped via standard shipping. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.  

Please contact NYBG Press Customer Relations for more information at 718.817.8721. 

Image: Amy Havens, Robin Slieth, and Dario Cavalieri working in the NYBG Plant Research Laboratory. Reference title used for plant identification is Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist's Manual: Illustrations of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, by Noel H. Holmgren. Image by Lawrence M. Kelly. 






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