Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out more about a book?

If you know the author and/or title, or even part of the title, we suggest you start with the search page on the top right of this page. From there you can also browse our books by subject and series. Clicking on the title of a book will take you to that book’s main page. There you will find the jacket, reviews, author bios, as well as book descriptions and bibliographic data. When available, there will also be access to the table of contents, a sample chapter, related links, and other enhanced pages about the book.

How can I purchase a Rutgers University Press book?
To shop the Rutgers University Press website, choose a book using our advance search feature (by subject, title, author, series, etc) to find the book you want. Add the book to your shopping cart for online checkout. Rutgers University Press books are also available from your local bookseller.

Are my books shipped all at one time?
Books appear on our website for purchase up to 9 months before publication. They may be preordered at that point, however your credit card will not be charged until they are shipped. On occasion, books are shipped from alternate warehouses and may arrive separately.

What is the Chicago Distribution Center?

Chicago Distribution Center, an affiliate of University of Chicago Press, was formed to provide cost-effective services for not-for-profit publishers. For more information about CDC, including complete contact information, ordering procedures, and how to become a CDC client, visit :

I am a retailer, how can I purchase books if I don’t have an account?
You may order books directly from Rutgers University Press by opening an account with our fulfillment company, Chicago Distribution CenterTo become an ebook retailer.

I am an organization and wish to purchase books for my membership, who should I contact?
Rutgers University Press offers organizations competitive pricing based on quantity ordered. Please call Jeremy Grainger at 848-448-7781 or for more information.

Will you share my email address or fill my email inbox with spam?
We will never spam you or share your email address without your permission.

How can I get a catalog?
You can download a PDF of the latest Rutgers University Press catalog on our homepage or you can sign up to receive a catalog in the mail here.

Does Rutgers University Press attend conferences and trade shows? Which ones?
Rutgers University Press regularly attends academic conferences, library conferences, and bookseller trade shows with a books and journals display. To view the list of upcoming conferences you will find us at this year, click here. In addition to these, Rutgers University Press books are sent to dozens of additional, more specialized academic and trade conferences with the help of coop conference partners.

I am a college professor. How can I request a desk or exam copy of a Rutgers University Press book?
Please complete the form for exam copies or desk copies.

I am a journalist or book reviewer. How can I request a review copy of a Rutgers University Press book?
Please complete the form for review copies.

How do I submit a manuscript for consideration?
Prospective book authors can view guidelines in our Authors and Scholars section.

Where can I find information on photocopying or reprinting material from a Rutgers University Press book?
For rights and permission requests, click here.

How do I contact a member of the Rutgers University Press staff?
View a selected staff contact list online.

Are there current job openings at the Press?
Please visit the Employment section to learn about open positions, how to apply online, and our employment policies.

Do you publish the University newspaper?

No, that’s The Targum.