Q. How do I access O'Reilly Safari ebooks?


O'Reilly Safari ebooks require a different login process compared to many online resources available through OU Libraries.

To access O'Reilly Safari ebooks you will need to start from the Ohio University Libraries website.

A database search for "Safari Books Online" will get you to this page: https://alice.library.ohio.edu/record=e1000236~S7. From there, click the purple "Connect" button to visit this resource.

First time users, and those who haven't used Safari in a while, will be asked to "Select your institution" from a dropdown menu.  Ohio University is not included on this list, so select "Not Listed? Click here" to continue.


You will then be asked to login, which can be done in two ways:




(1)  If you do not have O'Reilly Safari account you can enter your ohio.edu email to gain temporary access.  After doing so, O'Reilly will send you an email with information and a link to create a password-protected account, which will grant access to all of Safari's content and features.

(2)  If you already have an O'Reilly Safari account you must use the link that reads "Already a user? Click here."  You will then be directed to a screen where you can login with your Safari account, or if necessary reset your password.


NOTE: If your ohio.edu email was previously used for free-trial access to Safari you may become locked out after 30 days.  If you suspect this may have happened, please contact the OU Libraries staff so your Safari account can be reset.


  • Last Updated May 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Seth Sisler

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