Finding and Using Ebooks

Highlights electronic books available through the University of Arkansas Libraries

About Springer Ebooks

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The Libraries offer ebooks from Springer in two ways:

  • a number of books are in book series such as Lecture Notes in Physics
  • a collection of recent computing and engineering books on a "try before your buy" basis. High-use titles are purchased at the end of the fiscal year
    These titles have the designation "Springer Computer Science and Engineering online books eba" in the library catalog. 

The Basics: Springer Ebooks

Where can I find them?

Most are in the library catalog and in QuickSearch

How many simultaneous users?

Titles are licensed for unlimited users. 

Do I need a special account?


Are there download or print limits? 

Individual chapters or some entire books may usually be downloaded in PDF format. 

Can I read offline? 

Yes, individual chapters or some entire books may usually be downloaded in PDF format. 

Is special software needed? 


How long may I check a book out to read offline?

Individual chapters or some entire books downloaded to your device are available indefinitely. 

Read Online

Read online in HTML format by browsing to the chapter or section from the table of contents.

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Read Offline

Download the entire book or individual chapters in PDF format. 

Springer download links

Linking for Classroom Use

The site allows multiple users to read the ebook at a time.

Because some ebooks on the Springer platform are "try before you buy" titles, be sure and check with Course Reserves if you want the Libraries to obtain permanent access. 

  1. Grab the book URL in your browser bar.
  2. Athenize your link to guarantee access for remote users.