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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 account, and then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration. There, administrators can view account and subscription information, download COUNTER statistics, find SUSHI credentials, and review any access suspensions. Please email to make the following changes:

  • Update IP addresses
  • Update Administrative Contact information
  • If you have misplaced your username and password


When a user's IP is affiliated with a subscribing institution, the institutional name and logo appears in an "Access Provided By" popup that can then be closed by the user. Logos have a minimum size requirement of  145 px X 75 px and minimum dpi of 72. Administrative contacts can send the logo to

MARC records

MARC records for eBooks are available here. MARC records for SPIE Proceedings and Journals are supplied by OCLC.


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

When outbound OpenURL linking is configured, the References tab of an article or chapter will include links that take the user to your link resolver's result pages for the references being cited. To set up outbound linking, email  and provide the link resolver's base URL, the link text, and the image (maximum image dimensions are 150px wide x 30px high, and the maximum file size is 5KB.)

Inbound OpenURL linking is supported at the journal article, proceeding article, and book chapter level. SPIE works directly with link resolver vendors such as Ex Libris and Serials Solutions to provide them with metadata for the resources in the SPIE Digital Library.

Promotional Materials

To assist with promotion and users' questions, please see the New Features page. To build subscription awareness and usage with our free promotional materials such as notebooks, pens, bookmarks, and posters, email

Remote Access Methods

Affiliated Users
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). To do so, 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 desktop computer at work or school). This automatically affiliates the personal account with the institutional subscription for a period of three months. After this, the user can again login while onsite at the institution to renew the affiliation.

The EZproxy database definition for the SPIE Digital Library is:

Title SPIE Digital Library

IP authentication
Administrative contacts can view IP information in the "Institutional Administration" section of their personal account. Please email to update your IP information.

The following Shibboleth federations are supported: UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research and DFN-AAI (Germany). Please email if you have questions about Shibboleth authentication for your institution. 

Title List

Download the most recent list of our publications in KBART format (last updated 9/6/17).


Download the SPIE Digital Library User Guide.

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

SPIE also provides web-based training for subscribing institutions for up to 100 participants. Typically, these sessions take 30-45 minutes and are informal, interactive, and customized to the institution's interests. An additional 15 minutes is reserved at the end for questions. Institutions can request a recording of the training session, available within one week ofthe live training. Email to set up your training.

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