This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Spring and Hibernate are for two different purposes where Spring, a web framework and Hibernate is a persistence technology. But yes you can use hibernate for object persistence/retreival with Spring. Both distributions contain very good documentation to start with.