Springer has offered the MyCopy service in the US and Canada since 2008. It was so successful, they are now expanding the service to European library users. MyCopy offers a POD copy to users at $24.95. More from Springer:
After the successful launch in the US and Canada, Springer Science+Business Media has extended its MyCopy service with immediate effect to library users in Europe. In line with this service, all registered library patrons will be able to order a softcover copy of a Springer eBook for their personal use by clicking on a button on the Springer platform www.springerlink.com. The softcover copies are priced at a flat fee of EUR 24.95, which includes shipping and handling within these European countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
The MyCopy offer will be valid for more than 15,000 electronic Springer books published since 2005, and the number of titles available is constantly growing. The softcover format is branded as a MyCopy book with a color cover and black and white book content.
MyCopy books can only be ordered by registered patrons of academic libraries that have purchased the corresponding eBook Collection and have agreed to this service. The entire ordering and shipping process will be handled by Springer in cooperation with a print-on-demand (POD) provider.