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

The O’Reilly for Higher Education digital platform includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video.  Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more. Users can search thousands of books simultaneously online, saving time and quickly finding the information they need.  

There are also proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials and audio books. Users also get access to exclusive O’Reilly content and as well as resources from more than 200 of the world’s best publishers.                                                 

All content available in Safari is available through a single subscription. (Unlike in Classic Safari, there are no sub-collections.)

The new Safari platform includes a range of personalization features, which means that users require individual accounts. Please see the "Platform" section below for details.

Classic Safari

In 2017, Safari launched a new version of their product that includes changes to their acquisition models and access methods. The Ontario college subscribers were migrated to the new Safari in early 2019. The information on this page is for the new Safari. As of May 2019, information about classic Safari is still available on ProQuest's website, but it is not available for acquisition by new subscribers. For information about Classic Safari, please see the information sheet provided here:

Classic Safari Product Info (PDF)

Content Producer: 

O’Reilly for Higher Education

Authentication Methods

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

  • "Patron validation" i.e. individual username/password (with the username being an institutional email address)
  • SAML 2.0 SSO
  • EZproxy SSO a.k.a. "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

Title Lists

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."

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 to accessing Insight and Analytics for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.