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The NEW Springer Nature Image Library: Your source for book & journal covers

In line with Springer Nature’s expanding efforts to provide centralized resources across products for librarians, we are pleased to announce the new image library website, covers.springernature.com, is now live and is a resource for finding and downloading product cover thumbnail images for books, book series, journals and issues. This image library is free and a service intended to ease customers looking to find, download and share cover thumbnails images to use in catalogs, promotion and awareness purposes.

The new image library website replaced the deprecated ftp.springer.de/covers FTP Location. The new image library will continue to be fed by the DDS (Data Delivery System) on a daily basis and provides access to both TIF files and smaller JPGs for each cover across these available products: book series, books, journals and issues. 

Bookmark this webpage resource for your library:  covers.springernature.com

Technical Information:

Available File Formats

The following Files are available:

  • TIFF, width: 827 pixel
  • JPG, height: 648 pixel (Books only)
  • JPG, width: 153 pixel
  • JPG, width: 125 pixel (Books only)
  • JPG, width: 95 pixel

Generating Links

The links can be generated for every product. The pattern is as follows:

Book – All book covers

<ISBN> to substitute with the BookID without hyphens e.g.: 9783540443285

 Journal – Generic journal cover

<JournalID> to substitute with the JournalID with leading zeros (5 digits) e.g.: 00112

 Issue – Single issue covers

<JournalID>_<VolumeID>_<IssueIDStart> to substitute with the JournalID, the VolumeID and the IssueIDStart with leading zeros (5 digits for the Journal, 3 digits for the Volume and Issue) e.g.: 00003_006_001

 Series – Book series covers

<SeriesID> to substitute with the SeriesID with leading zeros (4 digits) e.g.: 8349

Examples

Book

Journal

Issue

Book Series

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