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Getting Started with O'Reilly

O'Reilly has thousands of ebooks, audio books, videos, and case studies covering computer networking, software development, programming, project management, leadership, business, and more.

O'Reilly is a Library Database, which means you will need to be logged into MyIvy and will need to use the Library's special link to access it.

To access O'Reilly:

  1. Sign into MyIvy at and click on the Library at the left side of the screen to access the Library website.
  2. On the Library homepage, underneath the Start with Discover! box, click the green A-Z Resources button.
  3. Jump down to O and click on the link for O'Reilly.

Problems accessing O'Reilly

In some situations, O'Reilly does not sign you in automatically. If you hit a login screen:

  1. Type your Ivy Tech email address into the form.
  2. Do not enter a password.
  3. Hit Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Click the red Sign In with Single Sign On button that shows up.

If this still does not give you access, there is a chance that you may have (even accidentally) activated a free trial in the past and O'Reilly's support team will need to reactivate your account. Call O'Reilly's support number 1-800-889-8969 for assistance.

Your Playlist

As you access content on O'Reilly, you will see the Add to Playlist button (Playlist button) on browsing lists, search results, and in-book menus. Click the button to add the ebook, audiobook, or video to a playlist - you can either add it to an existing playlist or create a new one.

Direct Linking to O'Reilly Content

When providing resource links to Ivy Tech faculty, staff, or students, you can use the URL from the address bar of your browser, but it will need to be modified slightly in order for our authentication processes to work correctly. The link should ask the user to log into their Ivy Tech account, but they may need to sign in using the methods described at the top of this page before they can access content.

  1. Start with the address from the URL bar. Here's the URL for the book in the above examples
  2. Delete the word learning at the start of the address and type go.
  3. Click between .com and /library to add our connection string /ivy-tech-cc to the URL

The final URL can then be used in course content to link directly to a resource or a chapter.

Browsing O'Reilly

O'Reilly's content is can be browsed using the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, using questions and answers, or looking through the content on the main screen.

The Main Menu

Side menu The menu at the left side of the screen is the fastest way to navigate. Both the Featured and Explore sections expand to view more content.

The Featured section will have varying topics and the Recommended subpage will update as you access content to show more relevant materials.

The Explore section will let you browse topics, early releases, shared playlists, popular titles, and other resources.

O'Reilly Answers

Explore Answers

O'Reilly Answers will let you browse existing questions or ask your own and provide materials that will answer the question for you. Click on the red "Ask any qeustion" link or use the arrows to look at the default questions.

Ask Your Question

Enter a questionType your question into the field at the top of the Answers page and hit enter.

Browse Results

Browse answersThe search results will display a slideshow of content that has information regarding or answering your question.

Use the arrows to navigate the content and use the red Read more button at the bottom to see more content from the resource.

Searching in O'Reilly

Using the search box at the top left of O'Reilly's main screen will let you look for titles or topics.

Using the Search Box

Searching in O'ReillyType in your search terms and either click on one of the results that populate or hit enter to see a larger list of results.

Detailed Search Results

Click on a title to view it or use the Add to Playlist button in the right corner of the result to add it to one of your playlists. You can use the buttons at the top of your search results to narrow your search to books, videos, or learning paths.

Search results

Reading/Navigating a Resource

Title Overview

When you click on a title, you'll go to an information screen for that title. From here you can see a summary, add the title to your playlist, browse the table of contents, or click the button at the right side of the screen to view the resource (for books it will say Start Reading).

Book record

Navigating Inside a Book

When you click Start Reading Now for a book resource, it will take you to a screen with the book's content in the center and navigation menus around the side. Use the arrows at the top left and right corners to move through the chapters. Scroll down to read the pages in your current chapter.

Book navigation

Table of Contents

Click on the book's title at the top of the screen to open the table of contents and jump to a specific chapter.

The book's title before clicking

Book top menu

Table of Contents display

Book contents

Book Settings

Book optionsUse the menu at the right side of the screen to change settings or search within a book. From top to bottom:

  • Search within this book
  • Add to playlist
  • Change font size
  • Share (various social media outlets)