Ebooks for Science & Technology Students Downloading & Printing E-books Search this Guide Search. Ebooks for Science & Technology Students: Downloading & Printing E-books. How to find and use e-books. Download some entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions. (Not available for the Kindle). Sep 4, 2015 - I used the Safari Books Online 'Safari Queue' not Safari to Go app to download a book to its 'Offline Bookbag'. In what format is the book stored. Download Safari To Go APK 1.9 for Android (safari-to-go.apk). Safari To Go is a free and awesome Books app.

Save books out of Safari Books Online

From http://objectivesea.tumblr.com/post/9033067018/safaribooks

This is hard. I spent way too much time figuring this out, because I was annoyed that a book I bought (Addison-Wesley) was available online for free, except only for 45 days after which payment was required. So I made this hack... probably useful to no one else, but here it is.


  1. iPad.
  2. Safari To Go (the Safari Books Online iPad app).
  3. a Mac (could be done on a PC, but you'd have to tweak the php script).

First, get Safari To Go on your iPad. Log in, and add all books you want to download to your 'Offline Bookbag' (hint: tap the heart when viewing a book).

Now go get iPhone Explorer. This allows you to pull files off your iPad.You'll need to grab the Safari.sqlite file from

/<your ipad>/Apps/Safari To Go/Documents/Safari.sqlite

You also need to grab the images for each individual book.They're in

/<your ipad>/Apps/Safari To Go/Documents/<some long number>-plain-folder/

Grab the folder called 'images' for each book you're saving.

Now download this php script I wrote, which extracts all the offline books from the 'Safari.sqlite' file. Place it in the same folder, and run it from the terminal (hint: cd ~/Desktop/ and then php safariparse.php will run it if it's on your desktop).

You should now have a number of folders for each of the books you've extracted. Hooray. Now comes the manual step. You have to manually match up the image folder with the right html files. It's not too hard, as I've added a hint folder to each of the book folders. You should see something like your-book-title/images/<some long number>. Find the matching image folder from the iPhone Explorer step earlier, and place so graphics are at the path your-book-name/images/<some long number>/graphics/01_01.jpg where the html can find it.

You now have an offline backup of any Safari Books Online book you own on your Mac. Win.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Safari Books Online Download Entire Book Collection


**IMPORTANT** This app is for Safari Books Online subscribers only, and is not compatible with our new Safari subscriptions.
With your Safari Books Online account you get instant access to the best books and videos for technology, creative, and business professionals from the world's most trusted experts.
*Key Features*
- Full-Text and in-book search the entire Library
- Resume where you left off from your Recent Lists
- Save up to 3 books to your Offline Bookbag to read when offline in Airplane mode.
- See what's New & Popular in your Favorite topics
- View, Create & Add titles to your Favorite Folders
- Use Smart Folders to save your frequent searches
- Set Bookmarks on Important Pages
NOTE: If you are logging in via Alternate Login (SSO) and you don't have your Organization ID, please contact the learning coordinator in your Organization

What’s New

+ Fixed problem with sign-in screen (sorry)
+ Video-player tweaks

71 Ratings

Does what it needs to do, but no more

I can read books and they automatically sync with the books on the PC, I suppose that's all I really NEED the app to do. The Safari library contains a wonderful assortment of books on leadership and data science, which makes me inclined to use it often. The app is okay. I can set it to a kind of 'night mode' with a black background and I can adjust font size, but overall this is a no (few) frills app. It might be worth noting that I have free access to Safari Online Books and I would probably be more aggravated by the lack of features if I was paying money for it.

An actually great app

Guys, seriously. You have unrealistic expectations. Half of these reviews are complaining about the app not working or the offline bookbag doesn't. Not sure what but it's been working great for me for quite a while.
I understand everyone wants features like 'scribbling notes' but on a device this wouldn't be a good user experience. The app presents what it does and does succeed!
Giving it a low star rating makes zero sense because one feature is nonexistent.

Still waiting for a decent app (UPDATE)

I suppose it will never happen now that Safari has a new platform, but this old app was never finished. Even though most of the Safari library seems to be based on ePub, the reader on iPad is limited and amateur.
But the biggest problem is why doesn't Safari integrate all its features? I highlighted a book on the web version and wrote lots of notes. These notes and highlights are INVISIBLE on the iPad version.
Update: The offline book bag doesn't work either. You might get a few pages, but eventually it fails and says can't connect. Who wrote this stuff?


12.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

What Is Safari Books Online

Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Free Books Online Download



  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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