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O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform

Tutorial for using the eBook platform O'Reilly Safari

Entry Point

Unlike most other library resources, Safari requires you to confirm who you are. When you first enter the resource, you will be asked to select from a list of institutions. You'll need to select "Not listed? Click here" from the entry screen.

Then you will be asked to enter your academic email address:

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To gain access to the resources on Safari Learning Platform, you must enter your email address and click "Let's Go". 

Once on the platform, you may be asked if you'd like to create an account. An account is not necessary but does enable bonus features of the platform. Each time you visit, you will see this screen, and you may sign in with temporary access (lasting 3 days) or sign in with a created account.


When first entering Safari Learning Platform, you will find a number of options for browsing content. However, if you wish to find specific content, there is a search option at the top of the screen. From here you can search all content, by title, by author, or by publisher.

After running your search, there are additional ways you can limit your results such as results type and publishers. You can also change the results sort by relevance, popularity, rating, date added, or publication date. These options are located at the top of the search results.

Search results page preview

Each search result then tells you about the item providing some bibliographic data and a snippet of the item. You can also see reviews of the item or add it to your playlist (if you are logged into your account). By clicking the title of the item, you will access the item's content.


If you wish to bookmark material found on Safari Learning Platform, the URL in your browser should remain stable and work for off-campus access. No additional steps are needed for using a permanent link on Safari Learning Platform.