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

Preserve. Rediscover. Connect.

Preserve – Research: Knowledge drives innovation. We recognize its relevance to the next generations of researchers. Knowing the full journey of a topic, from the start, is a current and a future asset within the research life cycle. That’s why we brought together 175 years of the most important research and discovery in the Springer Nature eBooks archives.

Rediscover – For the Future: Positive usage trends prove the significance and the continuing value of research in the Archive. Researchers today are increasingly rediscovering the value of past research. Its value lies in informing and directing their current research activities. Tapping into the experience of previous generations of researchers can improve and accelerate research today.

Connect - instantly: License to the full Springer Nature Book Archives gives limitless users instant and unlimited access to the research and to researchers themselves – In perpetuity. A one-time purchase represents huge long-term cost efficiencies.

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our university and library...We are also proud to be the first university in Asia to offer such an extensive amount of historical content, and we imagine that there will be high demand for such a useful resource across the region."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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The Springer Book Archives

The Springer Book Archives (SBA) include over 120,000 scholarly eBooks dating from 2004 back to the 1800s. 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 which include previously unavailable and out-of-print books.

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

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