Latest Book Shipping Information

Springer Nature has worked closely in partnerships with printers and carriers all around the world, which has significantly helped us to keep our operation running during difficult situations like the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances. 


We will continue to update this page with the latest information we have available from our shipping partners regarding delays and areas they have been unable to accept deliveries for by some of the services we use (please see the table below). All destinations not shown as being blocked or delayed are currently receiving a normal service as far as we are aware. 


Book customers in the affected areas are encouraged to purchase ebook versions while placing orders on our webshop.  Please note, for end customers, our Springlink website offers free worldwide shipping for all print books per standard mail when placing your order on Springerlink

Dispatch Times

The vast majority of our print books are dispatched within 3-5 business days. However, to estimate the delivery time, please find the shipping times and latest information below.


Shipping Times

The exact shipping time depends on different factors like shipping method (regular mail or courier service), the location of the delivery address and possible delivery restrictions (please also review the latest shipping information). The following table is meant to give a general overview of the shipping times to the most frequent delivery destinations.


Rest of the World:

Region of the DestinationStandard shipping (free of charge)Courier shipping (courier charges apply)Delivery Information
Africa12-21 business days3-5 business daysYes
Asia8-21 business days3-5 business daysYes
Central Europe 3-5 business days3 business daysNo
Eastern Europe8-12 business days3 business daysNo
Northern Europe3-5 business days3 business daysNo
Southern Europe5-8 business days3 business daysNo
Middle East8-12 business days3-5 business daysYes
Oceania6-9 business days3-5 business daysYes


Region of DestinationStandard shipping (free of charge)Courier shipping (courier charges apply)Delivery information
United States of America5-7 business days3 days or less based on shipping method usedYes
Canada7-10 business days3 days or less based on shipping method usedYes
Latin Amercia4-6 weeks2 weeks or less based on method usedOn Courier only

Latest shipping information:

Springer Nature is working very close with its printers and carriers all around the world. However, in the recent past there were incidents beyond our control such as COVID-19 delivery restrictions and paper shortages which caused delays in the delivery. The below delivery information shows where delays in the delivery could currently still occur.


Covid-19 Delivery Restrictions:

Due to the ongoing global pandemic situation, some destinations are still not being serviced by our parcel service DHL. If your region or country is not listed on the table below, then there aren't any current delivery restrictions.

Fully blocked - Please consider purchasing the eBook version  
Delivery Delays are possible


OceaniaAustraliaFrench IndonesiaNew CaledoniaNew ZealandTasmania

Due to the pandemic situation a shortage of truck drivers, congestions at the ports and escalating transportation costs have caused a disruption in the paper supply for Springer Nature and many other publishing companies. Currently mainly our printers in Americas are affected by those disruptions, which can lead to an delay in the delivery times. 


Shipping confirmation:

Working with our partners we have now introduced daily shipping confirmations that allow certain orders to be tracked. For more information, please visit Springerlink Shipment Confirmation.

Please note that these time frames are only average delivery times and may take longer. If you miss a delivery and the standard delivery time is over, please contact us.

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