O’Reilly For Higher Education (formerly Safari Books Online)

O’Reilly For Higher Education contains almost 50 000 e-books in computer science and related fields such as mathematics and engineering.

New user? Sign up: 

  • Go to the registration window at O'Reilly For Higher Education
  • When you see "Select your institution", select "Not listed" from the top of the list.
  • Enter your usn.no email address. You will then get temporary access.
  • You will later receive an email from O'Reilly to the address you entered, with a link to complete the registration of your user profile. Follow the link and add your name and a password of your choice.
  • The user profile will provide off campus access to all the ebooks, also on mobile platforms through the recommended O'Reilly app.

Already a user with a user profile?



Are you seeing "This email address belongs to an existing account", and don't have a password?
Then you have used your usn email address earlier for temporary access, and now need to complete your user profile for lasting access. Go to the login page and click "Forgot Password" and enter your usn email address. You will receive an email with a link - click it. If the profile doesn't contain your name, you will first have to enter this, save, and then click "Forgot Password" one more time before you can enter a password.