No. You are free to browse the catalog without logging in.
You only need to log in if you would like to order a publication, receive email updates on new books and journals by SpringerAlerts, or if you want access to a password-protected part of the system, for example solution manuals for instructors.
Click on the login button at the top of the webpage, you will be directed to the Registration Page. After you log in, your account data will be displayed with the option to change what you had previously entered. Hit the "Change" button and enter the new information in the form that is displayed. Then click on "Submit" to save your changes.
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Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and must contain both letters and numbers.
A Rental is an eBook which you can rent for one or six months. The rental period ends automatically after a reminder email with the opportunity to buy the eBook.
An eBook is a book in digital form, which can be read on various electronic devices. The SpringerNature eBooks are identical to the print version.
After submitting your payment details, you will receive an order confirmation by eMail. Furthermore, you will receive an official invoice in a couple of days.
If you purchased an eBook, chapter, or article you may download all available formats immediately after completing the order process. You can always re-download your purchased digital content from your eBookshelf located under your account information's.
You can pay with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. Printed books can be paid by invoice/advance payment in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/Oceania. pre- and back-orders can be ordered using the invoice/advance payment option only. After entering your payment details, the order will be created.