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Account Management

Users with administrative rights can access the Institutional Administration dashboard by logging in to the SPIE Digital Library with their personal user account, then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration. There, administrators can view account and subscription information, access usage statistics, and review any access suspensions. Please email to make the following changes:

  • Update IP addresses
  • Add administrative rights to a user account
  • If you have misplaced the username of a user account with administrative rights


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When a user's IP is affiliated with a subscribing institution, the institutional name and logo appear in an "Access Provided By" popup that can then be closed by the user.  To add or change your institution's logo, administrative contacts can send the logo image (jpg or png) to  Images of any size are acceptable, however they will be scaled to display in the popup at 75 pixels in height.


Users with administrative rights can download usage statistics, and access SUSHI credentials necessary for automated statistical harvesting, by signing in to the SPIE Digital Library using their personal user account and then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration > COUNTER Reports. For detailed instructions, please download our COUNTER Usage Reports Guide

Usage reports for each month are usually available by the 6th of the following month.

SPIE Digital Library is currently compliant with the current COUNTER 4 standards, and will be  COUNTER 5 compliant by January 2019. 

MARC Records

Help eBook users find exactly what they're looking for in your catalog or discovery service! Below are the downloadable MARC records for SPIE Press eBooks on the SPIE Digital Library platform (updated December 19, 2018):

Collections of MARC records for SPIE Journals, Proceedings Volumes, and eBooks are commercially available through vendors such as OCLC (the collection IDs are spie.journals, spie.provolumes, and spie.ebooks on the WorldCat collection list) and ProQuest's 360 MARC service.


The SPIE Digital Library supports both outbound and inbound  OpenURL linking.

  • When outbound OpenURL linking is configured, the References section of a journal article or ebook chapter will include links that take the user to your link resolver's result pages for the references being cited. Outbound links use the DOI of the reference as the linking key, and thus appear only for references that include a DOI in the citation. To set up outbound linking, email and provide the link resolver's base URL, the link text, and the URL of the hosted link image (maximum image dimensions are 150px wide x 30px high.)
  • Inbound OpenURL linking is supported for journal articles, proceedings papers, and book chapters. SPIE works directly with link resolver vendors to provide them with metadata for the resources in the SPIE Digital Library.

Promotional Materials

To build subscription awareness and usage with our free promotional materials such as notebooks, pens, bookmarks, and posters, email

The SPIE Digital Library logo is available for download in a variety of formats (gif, jpg, and eps) for use in promotional materials.

To assist with promotion and users' questions, please see the  SPIE Digital Library Features page

Remote Access Methods

Affiliated User Accounts ("Device Pairing")
A user at a subscribing institution can affiliate their personal account with the institutional subscription in order to use the SPIE Digital Library remotely (for example, from a home computer or mobile phone). This form of remote access is also known as "device pairing." To configure this, the user should simply create a personal account, or sign in to an existing one, while on a computer within the institution's IP range (for example, from a computer at work or school, or while otherwise connected to the internet via an accepted IP within the institution's network). Doing so automatically affiliates the user's personal account with the institutional subscription for a period of three months. After the three month period expires, the user can again sign in from within the institution's IP range in order to renew the affiliation for an additional three months.

The EZproxy database stanza for the SPIE Digital Library is:

Title SPIE Digital Library

Google Scholar CASA
SPIE partners with Google Scholar to support off-campus access via CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access). CASA makes note of a user’s institutional affiliation when they access a SPIE Digital Library result from Google Scholar's search results while they are on-campus. When the user leaves campus and is no longer connected to the institution's network, this affiliation creates a seamless authentication flow between Google Scholar and SPIE Digital Library, allowing for continued access from the user's device. For details, see Google Scholar's "Off-campus access" help page.

IP authentication
Users with administrative rights can view their account's accepted IPs by logging in and navigating to the Institutional Administration dashboard. To update your IPs, please email

The following Shibboleth federations are supported: UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research and DFN-AAI (Germany). Support for additional federations is in development. Please contact to enable Shibboleth authentication for your users. 

Title Lists

Download a title list of all SPIE Digital Library publications.

  • Last updated: December 5, 2018
  • The title list document has four worksheets -- one each for the journals, proceedings series, proceedings volumes, and ebooks available on the SPIE Digital Library.
  • The metadata on the title list complies with the KBART recommended practice, and is presented in Excel format for ease of reading. Tab-delimited versions of the file are provided monthly to vendors of discovery and indexing services.
  • Some SPIE Proceedings volumes are not available in the SPIE Digital Library, and thus do not appear on the title list. Please see Proceedings Volumes Not Available Online for a list of these volumes and more information.

Download a title list of eBooks only.

  • Last updated: September 14, 2018
  • This contains additional information about SPIE eBooks to supplement the data in the KBART-formatted title list, such as page counts, print availability, and descriptions of eBook series.


Download the SPIE Digital Library User Guide.

View a short introductory video describing the SPIE Digital Library's features and navigation.

Access our Help Page for FAQs about Content and Features.

SPIE Digital Library offers web-based training for subscribing institutions for up to 100 participants. These sessions take 30-45 minutes and are informal, interactive, and customized to the institution's interests.  Institutions can also request a recording of the live training session. Email to set up your training.

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