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Finding Ebooks

Your complete guide to finding and using eBooks at Belk Library

O'Reilly eBooks

O’Reilly includes books with up-to-date tech, business, and computer science content from more than 250 publishers like O'Reilly, Packt, Pearson, Wiley, and Microsoft. All titles allow unlimited simultaneous users, so can be assigned for reading assignments and textbooks for an entire class.

Using O'Reilly eBooks

  • Access: from O'Reilly website or mobile app
  • Download to PC: No
  • Download to eReader: The O’Reilly mobile app allows for offline reading and caching but not downloading. Does not work with Kindle.
  • Download to handheld? The O’Reilly mobile app allows for offline reading and caching but not downloading.
  • Printing?: No
  • PDF: No
  • Max Simultaneous Users: Unlimited; no checkout necessary.
  • User Account Required: Yes
  • Digital Rights Management: None

How to create an O'Reilly account

When you click on the database link, you will see this screen.

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Click on the drop-down menu and select the link at the very top of the list that says “Not listed? Click here.” ELON IS NOT LISTED!
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Then enter your Elon University email (include the @elon.edu). You must use your Elon email to create the account. (If you have already created an account, select “Already a user? Click here.” and log in.)

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Then you will be able to create a password and sign in.

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