New resource: Safari Books Online

Have you ever come to the library looking for programming books, or a manual on using your new ipad, only to find that the books you want are checked out? Or maybe the the books are there but you’ve only realized you needed them after the library has closed for the evening so you can’t get to them. Well, we have good news for you: now you can access a whole collection of technology books online from the comfort of your own home!

The Robbins Library has a shiny new subscription to Safari Books Online, which you can access from our database page – from outside of the library you’ll just need to enter your library card number. Then just scroll down the alphabetical list until you see Safari Books.


WordPressWe’ve subscribed to the Basic Programming and Consumer Technology collections. This means you’ll find lots of up-to-date programming books (like all the O’Reilly titles) as well as books on a wide range of topics like digital photography, blogging, using LinkedIn for professional networking, music theory, even LEGO design. This resource truly has something for everyone!

The best part is that these books are all available all the time. No need to be on a hold list – access the information you need when you need it! There’s no need to download to a device either; you can just view the information online, and you can search across all titles so that you can find exactly what you need even if you don’t know what book to look in.

We think you’re going to love this resource. Get started at our database page now!


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