Safari Books Online

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Safari Books Online
Parent company O'Reilly Media
Status Active
Founded February 2001 (2001-02)
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Sebastopol, California
Distribution worldwide
Publication types digital books
Official website

Safari Books Online LLC is a digital library founded in July 2001 and headquartered in Sebastopol, California, with offices in Boston and Scottsdale. It was founded as a joint venture between O'Reilly Media and the Pearson Technology Group. In 2014,[1] O'Reilly Media acquired Pearson's stake, making Safari Books Online a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Reilly Media.

Safari's main product is a subscription-based, digital library[2] that includes books, videos, short form content ("Short Cuts"), and evolving manuscripts ("Rough Cuts") from O'Reilly Media and other publishers including Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall, Peachpit, John Wiley & Sons,[3] Microsoft Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Manning Publications,[4] Packt,[5] SAS Publishing, IBM Press, FT Press and Focal Press.

Safari has a variety of subscription plans for individuals and institutions.

Professional Societies like IEEE Computer Society provide access as part of their membership benefits and offer discounts for full subscriptions.[6]

Safari purchased PubFactory’s Electronic Platform, an electronic publishing platform, from RDW Group in 2012.[7]

See also


  1. "O’Reilly purchases Pearson’s stake in Safari". O'Reilly Media. 4 August 2014. 
  2. Tim Warner (8 July 2008). "Introduction to Safari Books Online". InformIT. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. "Wiley Joins Safari Books Online". Bookseller And Publisher Online. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. "Safari Books Online Adds Manning Publications". EContent. Information Today. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. "Packt Publishing adds books to Safari Books Online". Packt Publishing. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  6. IEEE Computer Society Safari Access page
  7. Heim, Anna (3 January 2013). "Digital publisher Safari Books Online buys PubFactory’s Electronic Platform". TNW News. The Next Web. Retrieved 22 October 2015.