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E-Books: Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online

What is Safari Tech Books Online?
Safari Tech Books Online is a ready-reference resource covering certification, professional development, enterprise computing, Java, Linux, Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more technologies. Over 5,456 titles are available in full text.  Safari Tech Books Online can be accessed from the Research Databases list on the Libraries' homepage.

What is the loan period?
There is no loan period for Safari Tech Books Online.  You simply need to access an e-book title through the resource each time you wish to view it.

Why can't I access it?
Only three concurrent users can access Safari Tech Books Online at a time. If you are not able to gain access try again at a later time.

Is there a way to keep track of the books I’ve used?
No. But you can email yourself specific pages or direct links to certain titles.

Can I print or copy entire e-books?
While the Safari Books Online Terms of Service allows individual pages to be printed, there is no function within the Safari system that will enable subscribers to print all content from a book. Pages must be printed individually.

What if I want to read an Safari Tech Books Online e-book offline?
Downloads of content are provided for some subscription levels and some titles. Not all subscriptions include chapter downloads or full book downloads. Full book downloads are provided by individual publishers, and publishers have not provided full book downloads for every title in the Safari Books Online service.

Is there a list of participating publishers?
Yes. Once in Safari Tech Books Online, click on Browse Publishers link located on the left hand side of the page.

What publication years are covered?
Loyola Libraries currently has access to Safari Tech Books Online ebooks published within the last two years.  If you are looking for an ebook and you do not see it available, please contact Loyola Libraries with your request at http://libraries.luc.edu/purchase.


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