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Opening O'Reilly Online Learning ebooks

Follow the steps below to open an O'Reilly Online Learning E-book in a browser:


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 O'Reilly Online Learning E-Books. Click on that.

An arrow pointing to O'Reilly Online Learning ebooks and where to click to open it.


  • On the next page you will see a box that either reads "Start" or "Continue." Click on that.

The detailed record for the book with a box around where it says Continue.


  • 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 O'Reilly Online Learning ebooks on a device.


O'Reilly sign in screen after the app is downloaded


  • Type in your CSUSM email address and then click the Sign In box.

O'Reilly App Sign in page

  • Your CSUSM email address will be auto-populated into the next screen.  Click on Sign in with SSO.

Signing into O'Reilly App with CSUSM Email address and clicking on Sign in with SSO

  • 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 screen where you have to click on Continue
  • You will then be taken to a screen where you will need to input your Campus Username and Password.
  • You will then be taken to Your O'Reilly App and will see a screen like the one below.
Your O'Reilly page on the 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 the magnifying glass where a search can be performed
  • Type your search terms in the box shown below.
O'Reilly App showing the search box and an arrow pointing to it.
  • A list of results will be shown.
O'Reilly search results that came up in app
  • Click on the book that you want.  It should open.  Then click on Read Now to read the text in full or Download Book.
The O'Reilly App with a book record and an arrow pointing to "Read Now."