Purchase and download information on Mycopy books from Springer

GFU libraries license over 20,000 e-books from SpringerLink, which is available from the Database A-Z list. The license agreement offers the following opportunities to you and your students:

  • purchasing a print copy of an e-book
  • informing students of the print copy option
  • downloading a chapter of an ebook without charge
  • sending a free chapter of an ebook to a student
To purchase a print copy of an e-book:
  1. click on the link "Buy a print copy" (see screenshot below)
  2. enter name, credit card and address
The book will arrive at the specified address in 5-8 days.


  • one copy per patron
  • copies cannot go to a library
  • not for re-sale

To inform students of the print copy option:

  1. click on the "Share" link and select the email option to send a link to the book (see screenshot below)
  2. suggest that your students click the “Guest” button rather than siging up for an account
  3. provide them with the information above on the purchasing and stipulations

To download a chapter of an e-book without charge:

  • click on the "Download PDF" link

To send a free chapter of an e-book to a student:

  1. right-click the “Download PDF” link
  2. select “Copy Link Location”
  3. email the link

If you email this link to a student or colleague they will be able to download the chapter in PDF format. Springerlink automatically authorizes the download through IP range or proxy.

Mycopy screenshot

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