Springer Book Archives

Springer has a long history of preserving scholarly books that have helped to inform and to inspire generations of researchers.

The Springer Book Archives comprises 120,000+ scholarly books in science, technology, medicine, and includes the Palgrave Macmillan back titles in humanities, social science, business, management, economics, finance and more. The majority of the book titles in the Springer Book Archives span the past four decades and also includes historical scholarly titles dating as far back as the 1840's. 

NEW: Springer Book Archives Year Set Options

The original 11 English-language and 5 German-language SBA subject collections are now available to license as smaller year sets. Click on each to download the title list.

11 English-language archive collections: Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities and Social Science and Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy

5 German-language archive collections: Medicine, Computer Science and Engineering, Business and Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life and Basic Disciplines

NEW: Palgrave Macmillan back files are available on SpringerLink

The Palgrave Macmillan back files in humanities & social sciences, business, management, economics, and finance are available as 8 new archive collections as part of the Springer Book Archives portfolio on SpringerLink. Please note: the Palgrave archive collections are not eligible for the Vintage, Modern or Millenium smaller year sets.  Download the complete title list

  • Business & Management collection: 569 titles
  • Economics & Finance collection: 1,612 titles
  • History collection: 2,565 titles
  • Language & Linguistics collection: 51 titles
  • Literature & Performing Arts collection: 1,586 titles
  • Political & International Studies collection: 1,876 titles
  • Religion & Philosophy collection: 386 titles
  • Social & Cultural Studies collection: 834 titles

For more information, complete the form at the bottom of this page or contact a Springer Nature representative in your region.

Past research fuels future discovery

Researchers, students, faculty, and professionals can access book titles on the SpringerLink platform authored by the finest minds in science and research - many previously unavailable in electronic format. Eminent authors in the collection include luminaries such as Rudolf Diesel, Werner von Siemens, Emil Fischer, and more.

Benefits of Springer Book Archives:

  • Available in English and German language
  • Book series back to volume 1
  • Improve discovery with free MARC records, and DOIs at title and chapter levels
  • No Digital Rights Management (DRM) means no limits on the number of users, downloads, or sharing
  • Patrons and libraries can print ebook titles for just 24.99 with MyCopy 

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Benefits for Librarians

Librarians instantly recognize the value of the Springer Book Archives as a major step forward in the move toward secured electronic access of quality research content and the true virtual library.

  • Complete collections and expand holdings
  • Reduce the physical space needed to house collections
  • Decrease staff time needed to manage physical collections
  • Ensure access for patrons to works previously unavailable electronically or out of print
  • Expand patron access to MyCopy, the printed eBooks service
  • Eliminate spoilage issues and reduce need to scan articles
  • Enrich metadata available to patrons to search and discovery services like Google

Springer recently published a whitepaper on the costs of keeping print collections that may be of interest to those considering the Springer Book Archives, or any large eBook collection acquisition. Read more on this and other topics of interest at www.springer.com/whitepapers

How to get access to the Springer Book Archives?

Flexible licensing options, a user-friendly interface and overall cost and convenience makes Springer Book Archives a wise investment for academic, medical, government and corporate libraries seeking to advance research and learning.
Contact a Springer Licensing Manager in your region by clicking the link below for more information about the Springer Book Archives including the list of available titles and complete details of Standard, Academic and Corporate Single Site, Multi-Site and Consortia Licenses. springer.com/salescontacts

What others are saying

  • Library Journal. "...VERDICT: Most suitable for academic libraries with strong STEM programs, though since these titles were not originally available as ebooks, there will most likely be some duplication with an existing print collection. This platform is one of the most versatile and user-friendly ebook platforms I’ve seen; I highly recommend it for libraries in need of this content."  Bonnie J.M. Swoger, Science and Technology Librarian at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library
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  • Waseda University Library. Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, acquired the English-language Springer Book Archives (SBA). This is the first such purchase, not only at a Japanese university or research institute, but in all of Asia.
    “We are thrilled to be able to add the SBA to the Springer content that we already offer to students, researchers and faculties at our university and library...We are also proud to be the first university in Asia to offer such an extensive amount of historical content, and we imagine that there will be high demand for such a useful resource across the region.” Makoto Nakamoto, administrative director of Waseda University Library. Read the full press release

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Title list

The full list of available titles, as well as lists for each of the subject collections, are available in XLS files via the downloader tool, which also supplies free Springer MARC records. Of course, all of the titles are fully searchable on our SpringerLink platform too.

While conducting the research necessary for the creation of the Springer Book Archives (SBA) Springer came across a number of books from the early part of the 20th century, the content of which may be problematic with respect to their ideological foundation. These are under investigation and are currently delisted.


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