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November 20th, 2008 by Erick Beck

As a followup to yesterday’s note, I contacted the library to see whether we are still licensed for the Safari Online Collection.  It turns out that we are, but that the method of getting at it has changed:

We still have access to Safari tech books– it includes O’Reilly, Pearson imprints, and quite a few other publishers.

You can access it from the library homepage:

Select (click on) “Databases” and then enter Safari in the empty search terms box.

If you are OFF campus, you will be prompted to login with your netID and password (current students, faculty & staff). If you are ON campus, this step is skipped.

Yo will get a results screen. Look for the Safari Tech Books Online entry and click on its title. You should now be in Safari.

HOWEVER, the library has very few simultaneous users, so if you get a message saying that the lisences have been exceeded, wait a few minutes and try again.

We have access to the currently published books online– books published in the current year, plus the previous 2 years. This database is very expensive, which is why we have limited seats (simultaneous users) and subscribe to the current years only.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 Miscellaneous
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1 Comment to More Free Books

  1. Note that when going through the process above I always get redirected to It might be worth trying this link directly, though your mileagle may vary.

  2. Erick on November 20th, 2008

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