Content Producer: 

Also known as O'Reilly for Higher Education. From the vendor:

With O’Reilly for Higher Education, libraries can now give students a competitive advantage in the classroom and beyond with access to the most current knowledge, trends, conversations, and real-world experiences in business and technology. Exclusively available to academic libraries through ProQuest on an unlimited user and content model, O’Reilly includes tech and business content from more than 250 publishers - along with videos, case studies, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments on exclusive O'Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders.

The vendor introduced a new platform with new access/authentication methods, and a new acquisition model, in 2017, and discontinued the old product ("Classic Safari") in 2019.

The new Safari is available as a single subscription option (sub-collections are no longer available) with unlimited user access. The platform includes a range of personalization features, which means that users require individual accounts. Please see the "Platform" section below for details.


O’Reilly for Higher Education

Authentication Methods

IP authentication is not available. Three different authentication methods are available instead:

  • Individual username/password, the username being an institutional email address (what the vendor calls "patron validation")
  • SAML 2.0 SSO
  • EZproxy SSO (also known as shared secret, EBLSecret)

The different authentication methods result in some differences in user experiences (for both end users and admin users). As of May 2019, the information available from ProQuest (for example, on their O'Reilly for Higher Education LibGuide) primarily reflects the patron validation method.


From the vendor: "Our new Safari/O'Reilly platform content is available in several different discovery systems. In OCLC, Summon, and EBSCO we are called: O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform: Academic Edition. In SFX, Alma and Primo Central our collection is named: O'Reilly for Higher Education."

Access Points (Info for Subscribers Migrating from Classic to New Safari)

Links to Classic Safari do not redirect to the new platform. All of your access points, including MARC records, will need to be updated/replaced.

Access Details: 
SSO, Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, Username/Password, Remote Access
Content Types: 
Audio, eBooks, Interactive, Streaming Media, Video

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

MARC records can be downloaded from the vendor's website:

Safari MARC records

Records are also available through the 360 MARC Updates service from Ex Libris (ProQuest) under the name "O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform: Academic Edition."

For assistance, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

Usage Stats


These usage reports are available:

  • Non-downloadable summary of account statistics (e.g. content accessed, minutes of videos watched, seaches conducted) limited to the last 30 days
  • Non-downloadable daily usage summary - number of units consumed per day within a selected time period

Please see the vendor's guide for Platform administration for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.