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EBooks: O'Reilly Safari Books

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

O'Reilly Quick Facts




Formerly: Safari Ebooks

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 48,000 titles; very current

Best for: Computer science, web development, applications

Printing: None

Download: None

Compatible with: Anything with a web browser

When prompted to Get instant access through your library, make sure to select "Not Listed Click Here" option!    All users must provide their BGSU email address. When asked 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).


* Starting December 12,2022 O'Reilly website will use BGSU Email and Password for account access.


Linking to a O'Reilly Books

You have several options for creating permalinks to O'Reilly books.

1. Go to the O'Reilly 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:

image of browser bar url, adding "?ar" to the end of it to create permalink

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

image demonstrating catalog record url to copy for permalink


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