Book archives

The Springer Nature Book Archives comprises of 120,000+ eBooks spanning Science, Technology, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences from the renowned Springer and Palgrave Macmillan imprints. 

Our 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 Book Archives (pre-2005) titles found on SpringerLink

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 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 Archives are available only by complete subject collection and not available by copyright year sets. 

The Palgrave Book Archives subject collections

  • Business & Management: 960 titles
  • Economics & Finance: 2,075 titles
  • History: 1,645 titles
  • Language & Linguistics: 55 titles
  • Literature & Performing Arts: 2,193 titles
  • Political & International Studies: 2,315 titles
  • Religion & Philosophy: 571 titles
  • Social & Cultural Studies: 1,579 titles

Explore the Palgrave Book Archives 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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