Book archives

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

The Springer Book Archives comprises 120,000+ scholarly books in science, technology, medicine, and includes the Palgrave Macmillan archive 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.


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.
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We have

  • 120.000+

    Book archives titles


Book archives datasheet
Book archives datasheet
(PDF, 2.32 MB)

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.

Your benefits

  • 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
  • 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

Title lists

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.

What our customers say

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  in the Library Journal Reviews

 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

Now available

Springer Book Archives Year Set Options

All original English/International-language and German-language SBA subject collections are now available by year set. Click on each to download the title list.

  • Vintage (1840-1898)
  • Modern (1990-1999)
  • Millennium (2000-2004)

Palgrave Macmillan back files are available on SpringerLink

The Palgrave Macmillan archive titles in humanities & social sciences, business, management, economics, and finance joins the Springer Book Archives collections on SpringerLink. 

  • 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

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