Your Free eBook

© blackred-istock 000020702441As a book editor, book author or chapter author you are entitled to receive a personal free copy of your own eBook.

Shortly after your book's publication you will receive an email which contains a link to download your free eBook (PDF file).

Access via IP

If your institution has purchased access to the eBook package that includes your book, you will be recognized via your IP address and can automatically access your eBook on SpringerLink (via your institution’s network without entering a username and password).


SpringerLink offers access through Shibboleth via the institution login located in the login area on the right side of the screen in the masthead.

Please contact your librarian and ask if your institution has a method of authentication that allows for off-campus access.

Remote Access

SpringerLink offers off-campus access via username and password and supports access via Athens and Shibboleth. Both Athens and Shibboleth allow users to use single, sign-on to access web resources.

Open Access

If you have published your book open access, it will be available as a free download to anyone upon publication. Readers can choose between HTML, PDF and ePub from SpringerLink, or MOBI through Amazon.