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SPIE eBooks Brings Valuable Books to The SPIE Digital Library

SPIE eBooks brings 335+ valuable SPIE Press titles - monographs and reference works, field guides, and tutorial texts - to researchers' desktops on the same user-friendly SPIE Digital Library platform as SPIE Proceedings and SPIE Journals. At least 25 new titles and editions are added to this collection each year.

Every research and teaching institution that has a significant involvement in optics and photonics technologies should provide SPIE eBooks to its community.

Features of SPIE eBooks include

  • 25+ new SPIE Press books and editions published first as SPIE eBooks each year 
  • Unlimited simultaneous use of eBooks by individuals affiliated with subscribing organizations 
  • Content provided as page images (PDFs) at the chapter level  
  • Stable links to facilitate use in e-reserves and courseware systems 
  • Chapter-level downloading and printing 
  • No digital rights management 
  • MARC records available from SPIE (free) and as an OCLC set 
  • Integrated searching with SPIE Proceedings and SPIE Journals 
  • Open access to all book front matter and back matter 
  • Chapters available for purchase by individuals 
  • Interlibrary Loan allowed



(Most academic institutions are priced as single sites.)

Option 1: One-time Purchase with Perpetual Access to the Full Collection for a Single Site

  • 2018 price of $15,980 for new purchases for all content.
  • Post-cancellation perpetual access to purchased content on the SPIE Digital Library platform for a modest annual platform fee. A DVD of PDF files and/or Portico access is also available. 

Option 2: Annual Subscription for a Single Site

  • 2018 price of $2,020 for new SPIE eBooks subscribers.
  • Post-cancellation perpetual access via DVD of PDF files and Portico for content published during the subscription term. No back content rights.


Multi-site pricing available on request.



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