Site License Access Issue Help

If you are being asked to pay for content that you believe you should be able to access through your institutional license, please send our Online Service team an email containing the following to help us troubleshoot:

  • A link to the article that you are having difficulty accessing   
  • A screen shot of the result of opening the debug links below in a browser window on your institution's computer


For Springer Link: 

For Springer Link: 

When you open this link you should see these details:

  • Your IP address and other methods you are being authenticated by

  • Business Partner account numbers


To create a screen shot of that browser window:

Hold down the “Ctrl”, "Alt" and “PrtScn” keys on your keyboard.

Doing this will copy the screen to your clipboard so that you can then paste the results in an email.

Stored Cache/Cookies: Cache and cookies stored in your web browser can occasionally interfere with access (especially if you have previously visited SpringerLink and accessed a different account). Please try clearing these and restart your browser before trying again.

Institutional Proxy Access: If an institutional user is being asked to pay for content that you believe your institutional subscribes to while being within the institution's proxy authentication, then please click on the Debug links from above after the users have authenticated themselves with the institution's proxy service. This will tell us if there is a discrepancy between the proxy IP address being recognized and the proxy IP address we have in our records.

If you require further assistance please complete the details on the Institutional Online Access Issues – Contact Form. If you would rather email or phone the Online Service Team, their contact information is available in our Contact Us page.

If you have access to your site license administration account, then you also have the option of logging in to verify that the IP addresses shown on the debug results are up to date and included in your account.

Refer to details about maintaining IP ranges if you need additional help.

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