Desk Copy Requests

AP provides desk copies to college instructors who require the spiral-bound AP Stylebook or any of our digital formats, like AP Stylebook Online or AP Stylebook Mobile, for classes.

We can give you either our current spiral-bound Stylebook or a subscription to Stylebook Online, whichever you prefer.

If your school or department needs more than one desk copy, please request all your desk copies together so we can ship all at once, if possible.

If you are teaching from the AP Stylebook, please fill out the form below and include your ".edu" email address to assist in the processing of your request. If you use a "" or other non-school email address it will take longer for your request to be processed. Your email address is one way we verify you qualify for a desk copy.

Before we approve your desk copy request, we will check our system for a college bookstore order from your campus or an order for a Stylebook Online site license with your school's email domain. If there is some reason we won’t find a matching order – if you haven't put your order in with your bookstore yet, for example – please tell us in the comments below.

If you are using the perfect-bound AP Stylebook published by Basic Books for your class, please contact the trade edition publisher for your desk copy request.

After you submit this form, you will receive an email with a link to confirm your request. Please click this link to complete the request, which helps us verify who you are before we approve your free order.

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Yes, our college bookstore has ordered the spiral-bound edition from Otherwise, please contact the trade edition book publisher for your desk copy request.
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