Safari Books Online

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Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online company 2014 logo.png
Parent company O'Reilly Media and Pearson Technology Group
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 San Francisco. It is a joint venture between O'Reilly Media and the Pearson Technology Group.

Safari's main product is a subscription-based, digital library[1] 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,[2] Microsoft Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Manning Publications,[3] Packt,[4] 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.[5]

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  1. ^ Tim Warner (8 July 2008). "Introduction to Safari Books Online". InformIT. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wiley Joins Safari Books Online". Bookseller And Publisher Online. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Safari Books Online Adds Manning Publications". EContent. Information Today. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Packt Publishing adds books to Safari Books Online". Packt Publishing. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  5. ^ IEEE Computer Society Safari Access page