- A book furnished free for a faculty member when copies of that book have been ordered for use in a specific course.
- A complimentary copy previously sent should be considered a desk copy if adopted.
- A book sent to a faculty member for consideration toward course adoption.
- A book sent to a faculty member, accompanied by or followed by an invoice or bill seeking payment or return of the book within a specific period of time, for consideration toward purchase or course adoption
- A book sent to a journal, newspaper, or other periodical to be used for the (eventual) writing of a review