Information for instructors & lecturers

Springer Nature has designated roughly 10,000 titles across all our imprints specifically for classroom teaching and learning at higher academic levels.

We encourage you to explore the book pages in our online catalog and learn more about our product offerings.

Instructor Sampling Service


Instructor services are provided from the textbooks’ product pages for all our imprints, for example Springer, Palgrave, Birkhäuser, J.B.Metzler and any others. 

How to access your textbook sample:

  • Go to a textbook page of your choice on
  • Look for “Request Instructor’s Textbook Exam Copy” under the Services section. If you do not find it, then the book is not included in this service.
  • Click the link and go to Digital Comps, our service platform, and log in or create an account there if you do not have one yet (find FAQs here).
  • Follow the online instrutions.

Springer Nature provides the textbooks samples mostly in PDF format with Digital Rights Management (DRM) and a time-limitation.  

The purpose of sampling is simply to get an idea whether the book is suitable for students to use for a course, either in part or in full. For more in-depth reading and course preparation on the part of teaching staff, you can usually find these titles through your university library, either in print or as part of a Springer Nature permanent e-book collection. Requests for free desk copies are individually reviewed but, unfortunately, we are not able to provide free copies for every book in unlimited quantity. 

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SpringerAlert for instructors


SpringerAlerts is the best way to keep you up-to-date with new developments in your field and recently published Springer books.

As an alerts subscriber, you will receive news about upcoming books, as well as special offers. This service is fast, free, and best of all it is flexible. You can customize your SpringerAlerts to deliver exactly the information you need.

Instructor Solution Manuals


Downloading Instructor Solution Manuals

Some textbooks have solutions manuals available which are not generally accessible on SpringerLink, but can only be downloaded by verified instructors via the textbook´s product page on, using the ‘solution manual’ link in the section just below the Table of Contents. 
See for example:

In order to be identified as an instructor, you will have to log on and enter your instructor credentials online. We will then check the provided information and add an "Instructor SpringerToken" to your account, which you need to be able to download the solution manual.



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Please note: If a book is available for sample from it will state this under the ‘services for this book’ on the book’s web page.