Our textbook examination copy service

How to access the textbook exam copy

  1. Go to a textbook page of your choice on springer.com
  2. On the bottom right side, click on the instructor services button (either "Request a Sample on mecmillanihe.com" or "Access Instructor´s Textbook Exam Copy")
  3. Log in with your existing user name and password, or create a new account
  4. Add your instructor information (if this is not already in your account profile)
  5. Access Your Textbook Sample Copy.

Another possibility is to fill in the Free-Examination Copy Request Form (do not forget to add the textbook´s ISBN) and email to textbooks@springer.com.


English textbook policy


If you have any questions about Springer’s examination copy process or policies, please feel free to contact us at textbooks@springer.com

  1. Instructors and Lecturers are required to register on springer.com, give course/university/teaching information and receive validation in order to get any free textbooks or Instructor Services including supplementary materials from Springer. The instructor or his agent must submit bone fide credentials documenting his status—such as the university web site featuring the instructor, OR a non-student .edu e-mail address, OR a picture identification card, OR a confirmation with official address/emblem from the Academic Department.
  2. E-books known as Online Examination Copies (OEC) in PDF are the first format that Springer provides to instructors free of charge who want to evaluate a book for possible course adoption. OEC textbooks have Digital Rights Management (DRM) and are time-limited to 30 days. There is no limit to the number of OECs an instructor can download.
  3. Print books are not provided if there is an OEC.
  4. Free print copies (also called desk copies) are available in limited quantity for adopted Springer books on mandatory course reading lists. Instructors or their agents must complete an online Free Desk Copy Form on springer.com. Previous forms are no longer accepted and all applicants will be directed to the current online form.
  5. Springer does not approve free copies for all books and reserves the right to limit the number of copies and titles any one person or institution may receive.
  6. Full versions of software or CD-ROM’s are not available as free copies.
  7. Forms and instructions for complying with this policy are posted on www.springer.com/instructors.
  8. This document supersedes all previous policy documents regarding Springer’s textbook examination policy.