Ordering Books

Look for this symbol on our web pages for titles available as ebooks: Ebook Visit our ebooks page for information on ordering digital editions of our books.

For journals subscription information, visit http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/subscriptions.html.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Domestic Ordering Information

The University of Illinois Press fulfillment operations are through the Chicago Distribution Center. 

Address for orders:
University of Illinois Press
c/o Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone orders:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)
Fax orders:
(800) 621-8476 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7212 (International)
Email orders:
Business hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm US Central Time (GMT -6)

Customers may forward their requests and purchase orders to the above addresses. To facilitate your requests, please provide as much information as possible with your order. When possible, please include the following:

  • Customer account number
  • Purchase order number
  • Phone and fax numbers
  • SAN
  • ISBN, title, author, and quantity for each book being ordered
  • Any special shipping instructions

Domestic (U.S.) Sales Representation

International Sales Representation

Desk and examination copies for instructors


CDC shipments are FOB Chicago IL. CDC's preferred domestic carriers are FedEx and UPS. All domestic shipments weighing less than two pounds will be sent by priority mail unless otherwise requested. Shipments to Canada are sent FedEx Canada, and overseas shipments go surface or international airmail, as designated by the customer.

Other shipping arrangements are available upon request.

CDC ships only by trackable means.

Credit Terms

Orders placed before credit has been established must be paid in advance. For all accounts with established credit, payment is due within thirty (30) days of invoice date. CDC accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be in US funds drawn on a US bank.

To establish credit, please forward your credit application to:
Chicago Distribution Center
ATTN: Accounts Receivable
11030 South Langley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
To request a copy of a CDC credit application, please email your request to:
Electronic fund and wire transfers should be directed to:
The Northern Trust
50 South LaSalle
Chicago IL 60670
Account number: 28509
Routing number: 071000152


For your convenience, CDC can combine titles from multiple client publishers on one order. However, titles from different publishers do not combine for quantity discount. CDC will also, upon request, combine backorder titles on one invoice/shipment.

Please contact the Sales Department for information on discounts:
Phone: (217) 244-4683
Fax: (217) 244-8082
Email: mroux@illinois.edu

Returns Policy

Address for returns:
Returns Department
University of Illinois Press
c/o Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628

All books returned must be in saleable condition. CDC will return to the customer shelf-worn and stickered books, along with a charge for return postage. Titles that are out of print may be returned for six months after the OP date.

CDC's database maintains line item sales detail for all of its customers. Credit will be issued based upon the latest purchase information available.

Any claims for shipping discrepancies, shortages, or damages must be made within thirty (30) days of invoice date.