Book archives

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The Springer Book Archives comprises of  120,000 eBooks spanning Science, Technology, and Medicine, and also offers the Palgrave Macmillan and Macmillan Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences archive titles as 8 separate subject collections.

Springer's long history of  publishing and preserving scholarly research helps excel research and learning for researchers, professionals, students, and educators in institutions and organization worldwide. Users around the world look to older eBooks for foundations and verification. Usage statistics and citations data demonstrate that users search, utilize and cite many of the Springer Book Archives (pre-2005) titles found on SpringerLink

We have

  • 120.000+

    Book archives titles

Book archives datasheet
Book archives datasheet
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Benefits of the Book Archives

  • No Digital Rights Management  means unlimited users, downloads and sharing
  • Print-on-Demand archive eBooks with MyCopy for only 24.99
  • Bookmetrix offers citation and review data on archive books and chapters
  • Reduce staff resources and physical space to house book collections
  • Provide access to previously unavailable electronically or out of print archive books
  • Complete collections across STM and HSS subject areas

Title lists

All available eBook titles, both archive and contemporary, are free to download in the MARC downloader tool or search titles on SpringerLink.

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The Springer Book Archives

The Springer Book Archives (SBA) includes over 120,000 scholarly eBooks dating from 2004 back to the 1800's. The SBA offers 11 English-language subject collections and 5 German-language subject collections available by full subject collection or by year set.

SBA English-language subject collections

  • Behavioral Sciences: 1,403 titles        
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences: 7,849 titles     
  • Business & Economics: 3,087 titles        
  • Chemistry & Materials: 4,356 titles        
  • Computer Science: 6,350 titles            
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences: 2,571 titles
  • Engineering: 4,021 titles
  • Humanities Social Sciences & Law: 5,638 titles
  • Mathematics & Statistics: 7,362 titles
  • Medicine: 7,532 titles
  • Physics & Astronomy: 6,403 titles

SBA German-language subject collections

  • Computer Science & Engineering (German): 11,026 titles
  • Business & Economics (German): 11,072 titles
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (German): 12,239 titles
  • Life & Basic Disciplines (German): 10,058 titles
  • Medicine (German): 9,049 titles

The Springer Book Archives

NEW Springer Book Archive Year Sets

The 11 English-language and 5 German-language subject collections are also available by smaller copyright year sets. Click to download title the list.

The Palgrave Book Archives

The Palgrave Macmillan and the Macmillan Higher Education archive titles joined the Springer Book Archives portfolio, available as 8 separate archive collections. Please note: the Palgrave Book Archive are only available by complete subject collection and not available by copyright year sets. 

The Palgrave Book Archives subject collections

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

More information on Palgrave Book Archive Subject Collections

What our customers say

"The SBA provides valuable information across all subject areas; researchers and post-doctoral students are looking back on their own subject area and need to see what has been written before. The usage of titles in Computer Science was of particularly interest. Looking at how this has evolved over time and how the subject has developed is interesting to see in the book collection."

University of Boras, Sweden Librarian, Martin Borg

"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."

Waseda University Library, Tokyo, Japan

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