Customer Service

Customer Service

Contacting NCSL

National Conference of State Legislatures
Attn: Publications Order Desk
7700 East First Place | Denver, CO  80230

Phone: 303-364-7812 | Fax: 303-364-7800 | Email:


Credit Cards: NCSL accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Check: NCSL accepts payment by check.  Please note that shipping and handling must be included.  Products will not be shipped until the check has been processed.

Purchase Order: Purchase orders are accepted for universities and legislatures only. Shipping and handling must be included in the purchase order. Please fax orders to 303-364-7800 or email to  Once your purchase order has been received, an invoice will be sent back to you.  Products will be shipped once payment has been processed.

Order Form: Please download and fill out our Order Form

Wholesalers: A 20% discount is available to wholesalers and subscription agencies.

Shipping and Handling

The customer pays handling and shipping charges.  All orders are shipped FedEx Ground or U.S. Priority Mail.  The customer can request FedEx two-day or overnight for an additional charge.  Shipping costs are as follows:

  • For orders $15.00 or more: Shipping is dependent on weight and quantity. 
  • For orders $14.99 or less:  Shipping is $3.00.
  • Federal Express two-day or overnight charges: $12.00 in addition to shipping charges.


All Customers: Damaged, defective or unusable books; incorrect shipments; and mistaken orders must be returned within 30 days of the invoice date.  Returns will not be accepted for books that are out of print. All returns will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. Claims on orders that have not been received must be made within 30 days of the invoice date in order to receive a refund or a replacement copy.  Please supply the publications order desk with an invoice number and reason for return.  All publications must be returned before a refund can be processed.  Orders paid by check will receive a refund check.  Orders paid by credit card will receive a credit on the credit card used.  NCSL does not issue credit to be used for future orders.

Individual, Corporate and Library Customers: Books that are undamaged and in resalable condition may be returned within 30 days of the invoice date.

University Bookstores: Books in undamaged and resalable condition may be returned from the time of purchase and no more than six months from the invoice date, provided the returns do not exceed 20% of the gross orders on the invoice.  Returns due to course cancellation must be accompanied by official documentation from the university verifying the cancellation and must be returned within 30 days of the course cancellation in order to be eligible for credit.

Wholesalers and Subscription Agencies: Books in undamaged and resalable condition may be returned within six months of the invoice date.  Directories must be returned within three months of the invoice date. A 20% discount is available to wholesalers and subscription agencies.

**Please note that returns will be accepted only for products originally purchased from NCSL.  Products purchased from other sources are not returnable directly to NCSL.


Publications: Publication orders can be cancelled with no charge if the order has not been shipped.  If the order has been shipped, the order must be returned to NCSL before a refund can be issued.  If the order has been shipped, a 10% restocking fee will be applied to the cancelled order.

Subscriptions: Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time during the year.  The remaining un-mailed issues will be refunded at a prorated amount.

Quantity Discount
20 - 34 10%
35 - 49 15%
50 - 99 20%
100 or more 25%

Discount Policy

Quantity discount applies only to publications that are ordered in bulk. Bulk orders with more than 20 items will be shipped at freight cost. Rates are subject to change.  To place a volume order, please download and complete the hard copy order form.

Terms and Conditions 


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Site Access

NCSL grants you limited access to this site.  NCSL does not allow you access to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of NCSL.  This access does not permit any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another busienss; or any use of data gather/extraction tools.  No part of this site may be reproduced, copied, duplicated, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent from NCSL.  Any unauthorized use of this site may subject you to liability.


All content included on this site or published by NCSL, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, publications, and software, is the property of NCSL or its content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. 

Copies or reprints of publications and/or PDF files of part of a publication and/or a PDF file copyrighted by NCSL may be made only with permission from NCSL.  NCSL will specify what can be copied, who is permitted to make copies, and how many duplicates can be made.  If permission is granted, it is given on a one-time basis only.  NCSL must be contacted in order for the company/customer to use the material in another instance, or if the company/customer desires use of an additional NCSL publication.  PDF files received via e-mail may be printed once for the customer without the need of written approval.  To obtain permission, please contact us at the address above with the title of the publication and how the material will be used.  PDFs may not be posted to any website or server.


PDF publications purchased by libraries may be printed once for circulation.  PDF publications may not be posted to any type of website or server accessible by students, faculty, staff or affiliated members of the library.  This is a violation of NCSL copyright.

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