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Getting started

Over your years of study with us you will learn a lot more about resources and how to find and manage them.

Get started with our guide to using and getting the most out of library resources.

Upcoming Online Training Sessions

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 13:15

Part of the Student Hub Live bootcamp events in September, this session will offer advice on where to go for help when using the library.

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 11:30

Part of the Student Hub Live Freshers’ Fair, this session will explore how the Library can help you with your studies.

Library News

Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 09:39

Find out what students have been saying about their perceptions and expectations of the OU Library at the start of their studies.

Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 08:58

There will be a reduced telephone service from Monday 26th September to Wednesday 29th September 2016, telephone contact will open at...

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 - 11:53

As an OU Student, you are automatically subscribed and able to access up-to-date articles from the fantastic resource, New Scientist. ...

Library helpdesk

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