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Learn how to access and read ebooks through UR Libraries.

Ebooks on O'Reilly

O'Reilly logoFormerly called "Safari Tech Books," the UR Libraries subscribes a collection of ebooks on the O'Reilly platform.  Most of these ebooks are technology-related and include up-to-date manuals on how to code in different programming languages, how to use various software like the Creative Suite, as well as the ever-popular For Dummies series.

In order to a read an ebook through O'Reilly, you must either read the ebook on a computer or download it to the O'Reilly app.  These ebooks cannot be saved to a computer or read on a Kindle.

Download an ebook to the O'Reilly app

You can download ebooks to the O'Reilly app and read them offline:

  1. Download the O'Reilly app from: Apple's App Store or Google Play.
  2. Click Sign In to access UR's collection.
    Sign In button on app
  3. Enter your email address in the box and click Sign In.  Do NOT select Sign in with Apple or Google.
    Box to enter your email address on O'Reilly app
  4. The app will recognize that you are from University of Richmond.  Select "Sign in with SSO."  Click "Continue" when prompted.
    University of Richmond displays after entering your email address
  5. Sign in to your UR account.
    UR login screen
  6. After you are signed in, search for an ebook.  Click "Download Book" to download it to your device.
    Download ebook for Stock Investing for Dummies, 6th Edition
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