Textbook Orders & Desk Copies

Order Textbooks

Textbooks must be ordered through the Smith College Bookshop in order to comply with the law. The deadline for BOTH term textbook orders is April 15th.

You will receive a link via email from the Smith College Bookstore to order textbook(s). Please direct any questions about your order to Shari McDonald at semcdonald@smith.edu

Please include the following information:

  • Textbook/s information: author, title, publisher, ISBN, edition, preference for paperback if applicable, and whether the text is required or optional

More Information

If you have any questions, contact Shari McDonald, Assistant Manager, at 413-585-4140 or semcdonald@smith.edu.

Instructor's Desk Copies

Publishers can provide desk copies of class texts when sufficient quantities are ordered for the campus bookstore. Please check the publisher's website for desk copy request procedures, as individual publisher guidelines may vary. You may want to place your bookstore order first, as many publishers ask for proof of a bookstore order before they will send a desk copy. Otherwise, they may choose to send you an exam copy or hold your request until the text has been ordered for your course. Order online direct from the publisher. Below are some links to select publishers' online desk/exam copy ordering information.

Contact sswfacultysupport@smith.edu if you have any questions.

Addison-Wesley (a division of Allyn/Bacon)


Basic Books (a subsidiary of Perseus Books Group)

Columbia University Press

The Free Press (a division of Simon and Schuster)

Guilford Press

Harvard University Press



Little Brown (a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group)

McGraw Hill


Oxford University Press

Plenum Publishers (now owned by Springer)


Sage Publications

Simon and Schuster


WH Freeman