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E-books at UC Libraries

This guide provides an overview if e-books in UC collections and online. Learn to find and read e-books.

Accessing Safari E-books

Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users. 

To access Safari Books Online:

  • On the Library homepage ( click the Databases tab in the red search box.
  • Type "safari" in the search box. Click the search icon or hit "Enter."

Database search box

  • On the result screen click on "Safari Books Online" (or, if you are accessing the collection on a mobile device, "Safari Books Online (mobile)."
    If prompted for off-campus login, login with your UC credentials (6+2 and central password).

Safari e-books may also be found by searching the library catalog and Summon. To limit your search to them you can "safari" as one of your keywords.

Concurrent Users on Safari

The OhioLINK Safari subscription has a limit of 100 concurrent users.  You may see a "Session Unavailable" error if you are the 101st user or beyond.  You should be able to wait for a session to free up and then access the content they need.   According to ProQuest, users hitting the session limit may also see a “You are viewing in Preview mode” error message or be taken back to the login screen.  if you are seeing issues which you believe are unrelated to the limit, please email for help. 

Content Reader

Printing Pages

Printing Pages from the Safari Books Online Collection

All books in the Safari Books Online collection have a print icon available near the top left corner of the viewer window.

Print icon

Clicking the print button will open your browser's print dialog box. From there you can select what printer you want to use to print your page.

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.

Also, per the Terms of Service, any content printed from Safari Books Online must be deleted or destroyed once the title is no longer in your subscription or your Safari Books Online account is no longer active.

Safari Books Online Library and Bookshelf subscribers may print PDFs downloaded from Safari, but sharing pages with others is a violation of copyright law and the Safari Books Online Terms of Service.

Reproduced from Safari Help

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