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Ebooks: Finding and Using Ebooks at Trinity

O'Reilly Books Online

O'Reilly Safari 

Safari Books Online from O’Reilly is a collection of ~50,000 ebooks and videos, covering topics in computer science, business and management, personal and career development, engineering, software and Web development, drawing and painting, and travel. The collection has recently been updated with a new user interface and now provides the Trinity community with unlimited simultaneous users.

Access Instructions:

  • Click here to access O'Reilly Safari Books Online
  • Before entering the O'Reilly main page you will need to enter your Trinity University credentials to access  
  • Once you have entered your credentials you will then be able to search the O'Reilly platform 




Safari Books Online: Access Information

# of Users

Unlimited & Simultaneous

Loan period


Software needed

No - Suggest downloading the O'Reilly App.

Read online


Read offline

Yes - Using the O'Reilly App.

Download Possible

Yes - You can download an unlimited number of books and videos with O'Reilly Queue. The only restriction is the amount of memory available on your device.

PDF Available



Yes (with limitations) - Individual Pages only


Yes - limited to one piece of content (chapter or entry) at a time

Copying/Pasting Tools

Yes - (with limitations) Highlight important sections of content and add your own notes to enhance your learning. You can take notes and share with others by sending the URL of your highlights page (copying it and pasting it from the address bar in your browser

Export citations

Yes - MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats; can export to RefWorks and EasyBib

Compatible w/portable devices

Yes - Download the O'Reilly App.



Safari Books Online: Quick Tips

When you start your search in Safari, you can start with some of their quick search tabs on the right hand side:

  • Quick & Advanced Search
  • Playlists
  • Topics
  • Tutorials & Learning Paths

Safari offers a variety of content formats, including:

  • Books
  • Videos
  • Audio Books
  • Learning Paths
  • Case Studies
  • Tutorials
  • Oriole Online Tutorials