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Upcoming Training and events

Jul 25

Smarter searching with library databases

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 19:00

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

Aug 09

New Library Search Q & A session

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 12:00

From  8th of August Library Search will have a new look.  Come along to this drop in session with any questions you have about the new look Library Search.

Library news

What does the Library do all day?

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 10:53

That’s a good question, and I’m glad you asked. There’s always a lot going on here, and even more to do.

Library website refresh: updating the look and feel

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 14:28

The Library website will be updated to a more up-to-date look and feel, consistent with other OU sites.

OU Teaching Awards 2018

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 13:05

The Open University Teaching Awards were established to reward exceptional achievements in learning and teaching. Congratulations go to...

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