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EBooks: O'Reilly Safari Books

A guide to the electronic books collections available through the BGSU Libraries.

Safari Quick Facts

O'Reilly Safari Books

Coverage: Mostly 2004 to present

Users: Unlimited simultaneous users

Contains: Tech books on programming languages, applications, systems, networking, web design and development, and more. Over 38,000 titles; very current

Best for: Computer science, web development, applications

Printing: Usually limited to one page at a time

Download: None

Compatible with: Anything with a web browser

All users must provide their BGSU email address. Guest and walkin users may use safari (at) for access. SETTING UP A PERSONAL ACCOUNT AFTER ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT REQUIRED for future access (though setting up an account may streamline the access process).


Linking to a Safari Book

You have several options for creating permalinks to Safari books.

1. Go to the O'Reilly Safari platform and find the book. Then use the url in the browser bar, adding "?ar" to the end of it. The permalink for this book would be:

2. Find the book in the library's online catalog and grab the url from the "available online" box. In this case, the permalink is

3.  Find the book in Summon and use the Summon permalink. In this case, the permalink is