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Home Resources Desk Copy Program
Desk Copy Program
Books Available for Course Adoption

Desk copies of GSA books are available to college faculty within the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are considering or have decided to use the titles for educational and training purposes in institutions of higher learning. A listing of titles available for such purposes can be found below:

Civic Engagement
Anti-Aging Medicine: The Hype and the Reality
The Gerontologist – Better Jobs Better Care: New Research on the Long-Term Care Workforce
The Gerontologist – Challenges in Nursing Home Care
The Gerontologist – Challenges of Translational Research on Aging: The Experience of the Roybal Centers
The Science of Inclusion – Recruiting and Retaining Racial and Ethnic Elders in Health Research

How It Works

A Desk Copy is a copy of a publication that a faculty member chooses to consider for course adoption. Upon approval, the publication will be sent to you with an invoice. You have 30 days to examine the publication.

If you choose to adopt the publication you will be contacted within 30 days and will need to provide the following information and your invoice will be credited and cancelled.  Information required: final course title, course number, number of students, and undergraduate or graduate class.

If you choose not to adopt the publication, instructions are mailed with the publication on either how to pay for the publication or how to return it.

General guidelines for the number of desk copies allowed: The faculty member who adopts the book will receive one free desk copy, but the minimum number of students in the course must be 5 students or greater. The faculty member must provide an estimated course enrollment when submitting an electronic desk request via this site. Desk requests tied to course enrollments of fewer than 5 students cannot be fulfilled.  Additional instructors may receive one free desk copy per 10 students in the class.  No more than 5 additional instructor's copies will be issued.

Desk Copy Request Form

Click here to request your desk copy now.


Questions regarding the Desk Copy Program?  Please contact Chris Yoder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202.587.2825.

Bulk Orders

Did you know GSA offers bulk discounts?  Bulk pricing is available on 5 or more copies; please call 202.587.2825 for more information.


Have a suggestion for a publication that should be considered under the desk copy program?  Have a request for materials on a specific topic?  Let us know!  GSA can help you create custom course packs from GSA journal articles.  Contact Judie Lieu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202.587.5869.