The UC campuses have recently obtained perpetual access to nearly every Springer e-book published in English and German from 2005 to 2011. The mostly scholarly collection of over 28,000 books from every scientific discipline and many social sciences includes over 750 Apress IT/popular computing titles. The books are linked from campus catalogs, as well as from Melvyl, UC-eLinks, and Google Scholar. They may also be browsed or searched direct from the Springer platform.
Textbooks may be incorporated into course reading lists and classroom instruction. Springer has identified over 1200 titles specifically as textbooks, and the full list of titles, including others that may be desirable for classroom use, is available from the Springer platform.
It is also possible for users to order a soft-cover print copy of more than 11,000 available books for $24.95 from Springer’s Print on Demand Service (MyCopy).