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If the item is in stock it will be delivered within 10 days for destinations in the US. Shipping via UPS Mail takes 2-8 weeks (depending on your location) once the order has shipped from our warehouse.

If after this time you have still not received your order, contact our Customer Service Department quoting your Order Number.

Buying online

The product catalogue on this website covers all of OUP's range of titles, including books, electronic products, and printed music, except for English Language Teaching and Oxford Education books and products, and selected items which are supplied free of charge.

As well as books, you can also buy personal subscriptions to many of our online products on this site: more help with Online Product Personal Subscriptions

Institutional subscriptions to online products are not available for purchase through this website - please see the individual product pages for details of how to order, or visit the Online Products gateway to broswe the full list of available titles.

Ebooks are available from many ebook retailers and institutional ebook suppliers, and are not directly sold by OUP. View our current list of ebook suppliers.

Payment Options

Customers in most countries can order online using a credit card. Currently we accept VISA, Mastercard, and American Express.

Charging your credit card

Your card will automatically be pre-authorized by your card provider, and charged as soon as your order is despatched. This means that if you place an order for a product that is not currently in stock, we will wait until we have stock that we can send you before charging your card.

Item availability

If the title you wish to order is not currently in stock at our warehouse, you will see a message below the Add to Cart button on the catalogue page for that title. You can then either place an order that will be shipped once it is in stock again, or you can request to be notified by email when the title has published or is back in stock.

Backorders and Pre-Orders

We will place orders on back order for books not yet published or out of stock. Customers providing a valid credit card number will be charged only when the books ordered are shipped. 

Please note that prices for not yet published titles are tentative and final pricing is determined at publication. 

To inquire about the status of an order you have already placed, please contact Customer Service.

Order confirmation

After you have completed your online purchase, we will send you an email confirming your order.

When contacting us about an order please include the order number to help us find your details quickly.

Promotion codes

Many promotion codes will be applied to your order automatically when you follow a link from outside our website, for instance in an email marketing message, or when you click on an offer on our site.

However, if you have been given a promotion code, you will also have a chance to enter the code during the checkout process, when we ask you for your payment information.

Generally, only one promotion code can be redeemed with any purchase. If you have more than one promotion code in your browser session, you will normally see the discount of the highest value applied. If you want a different promotion code to be applied, you will need to clear your cookies.

Country List

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take orders from the following countries:

North Korea

* We are able to accept new business from Ukraine, pending sanctions checks. Transactions in Ukraine are being reviewed to ensure that OUP meets its international and internal sanctions obligations.

Working with Research 4 Life (R4L), we have made access to OUP's full journals collection and all online books included in OUP's Developing Countries programme freely available to institutions and non-profit organizations in Ukraine.

Continuation Orders

To subscribe to one of our standing order series please contact Customer Service. They will be able to start your subscription, or answer any questions regarding an existing order.

Bulk Orders

If you would like to place a bulk order (Associations, Corporate, Government, Pharmaceutical and Premium) please contact Special Sales or Customer Service.

Printed to order titles

Due to advances in printing technology, we are now able to keep many books in print which, in the past, would have had to go out of print due to the limitations and costs of traditional printing methods. These titles are described as "Printed to Order" (they may also be described as "Manufactured on Demand" or "Print on Demand").

Oxford University Press was one of the first publishers to explore printing on demand, and now has an active programme of several thousand titles. This allows us to guarantee the availability of a wide range of scholarly titles for the foreseeable future.

The process relies on the use of digital technology to hold and reproduce files and enhanced order-processing techniques to manage customer orders. Digital files are held for every title in the programme and physical books are only printed and shipped when we receive the order. As a result, orders for printed-to-order titles may take a few days longer to arrive.

Wholesale and Retail Orders

Booksellers, Wholesalers and Retailers can place orders using PUBNET, PubEasy and QRS/Advantis Electronic Data Interchange* (EDI) Services. Contact customer service for tax exempt orders. For more information please see our Bookseller's Resource Center.

Journals Orders

Customers interested in placing an order for Journals, please contact our Journals Customer Service Department.


Librarians may contact our Library Sales Department or refer to our Librarian Resource Center for assistance or information.


Ebooks are available from many ebook retailers and institutional ebook suppliers, and are not directly sold by OUP with the exception of Higher Education titles on the US higher education website.

View our current list of ebook suppliers.

Online Resource Subscriptions

Oxford University Press produces dynamic online editions of many of its most acclaimed scholarly and reference works including dictionaries, encyclopedias, general reference material and monographs in a wide range of subject areas.

All of our online resources offer excellent functionality, which make them invaluable resources for teaching and research. These products are available for libraries, institutions, and individuals worldwide. 

Ordering options and information can be found in the right-hand sidebar of the online resource's webpage:

For Institutions: Please contact your Library Sales Representative, or contact Online Resources Customer Support.

For Personal Subscriptions: browse the full list of available products. Once you have selected a product, choose the subscription period you need and then Add to Cart for immediate access after purchase.

Requests for a free trial of online resources to Libraries and Institutions can be submitted through our free trial form.

Sheet Music

Sheet music is available to purchase or to rent from OUP. For more information, see the separate sheet music help section.