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Opening Safari (O'Reilly) Books Online

Follow the steps below to open a Safari Online (O'Reilly) Book in a browser:


  • To open an ebook online that you found in OneSearch or the Safari Online (O'Reilly) database click the link next to "Full text available at" or "Online access may be available."

An ebook with an arrow pointing to "Online access may be available."


  • If you are off-campus, you will have to login using your CSUSM username and password.

for Off-Campus Access screen


  • Once you click on "Full text available at" or "Online access may be available" you will be taken to a page that will show you which database platforms host the book.  There might be more than one in which case you can choose any of them.  In the example below, you can see that it is hosted by Safari Books Online (O'Reilly). Click on that.

An ebook with arrow pointing to "Full text available at" Safari Books Online (O'Reilly)


  • On the next page you will see a box that reads "Start Reading Now. " Click on that.

The detailed record for the book with a box around where it says Start Reading Now.


  • The book will open on your device.  You can page through the entire book as shown by the arrow below or you can use the Table of Contents to go to a specific section of the book.

An opened ebook pointing to where to turn pages and where to find table of contents.


Reading on an App


Follow the steps below to read Safari (O'Reilly) Books on a device.


  • Download the O’Reilly app available for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices,
  • Once you download and open the App on your device, you will be taken to a screen that looks like this.  Type in your CSUSM email address and then click the Sign In box.
O'Reilly App Sign in page
  • In order to link your CSUSM account to the O'Reilly App you will have to click Continue when you get to the screen like the one shown below.
O'Reilly App page that reads "O'Reilly wants to use" to sign in."
  • You will then be taken to a screen where you will need to input your Campus Username and Password.
  • You will then be welcomed to the O'Reilly App and will see a screen like the one below.
O'Reilly welcome page on App
  • To search for books click on the magnifying glass.  You can search by title, author, or topic.
O'Reilly App with an arrow pointing to "Click magnifying glass to search for books."
  • Type your search terms in the box shown below.
O'Reilly App showing the search box and an arrow that reads, "Type search terms here."
  • A list of results will be shown.
O'Reilly App screen that shows a list of results.
  • Click on the book that you want.  It should open.  Then click on Read Now to read the text in full.
The O'Reilly App with a book record and an arrow pointing to "Read Now."