Skip to content The Open University

Library Services

Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

Searching the Library

Tell us what you think of Library Search using our feedback form.

Find selected resources for your study | Find journals | Find ebooks

Library Search

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

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 19:30

Discover what academic literature exists on a topic after learning to successfully carry out a thorough search. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 19:30

Discover how to find information in your subject and explore the online library, including some key resources and services to help with your studies.

Library News

Monday, 20 March, 2017 - 09:58

The intermittent issues we were experiencing with Chat to a Llibrarian on Monday 20th March are resolved.

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 10:28

 View the 3 minute recording of our Facebook Live event where we invite you to send in your feedback about the library using a love...

Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 10:07

The Student Association are running a week of events and information about why we want to hear from you and how you can get involved.

Library helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk