Finding & Requesting Textbooks Resource Center | Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed supplemental and core textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences for upper-undergraduate and graduate students. Browse our texts here.

Spring 2021 update for all professors:

Read our press update: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Higher Ed COVID-19 Resources

We offer digital examination copies of eligible books. Find more guidance on print books/physical copies in red.

We’re now partnered with VitalSource to provide digital textbook access for both faculty and students. Faculty can access examination copies via their VitalSource Bookshelf and students can rent their textbooks on a subscription basis. We have been sampling our latest textbooks to professors’ Bookshelves, so there’s a good chance you’ll see our titles there already, even if you’ve just signed up.If you’re new to VitalSource, please sign up here for access to the VS Bookshelf. Once you have an account, it’s as easy as searching for your book and clicking the orange “Request Copy” button. For more detailed instructions, please read this guide to the VitalSource Sampling Portal. 

Digital examination copies are also available via Go to a specific textbook page on our website and click on the eExam Copy button. It will take you directly to the portal.

I'd like to consider a physical copy for adoption:
Go to the individual book page on this website and click on the Exam Copy button. PLEASE READ: Printed exam copy orders may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic - please provide an address for your copy that is receiving mail at this time, even if it is a home address. All orders are confirmed via an automated email. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive this after ordering. Please order only once. Email if you are unable to locate the confirmation of your order.

I’ve adopted a text and would like my physical desk copy:
Click here to order your complimentary desk copy. Printed desk copy orders may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the book you’ve adopted is not available for a desk copy, please email

I’d like access to Ancillary Instructor Materials:
To gain access to our ancillary materials, please register on our website. Then, email to request access. Once approved, materials will be available to download on the respective title’s page on the website. Please be aware that not all titles include ancillary materials.

Other questions:
If you have a specific question that does not pertain to the above, please email

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