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Library Services

Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

Finding articles

Find articles with 'One stop search'

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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

Sat, 07/03/2015 - 12:30

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

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:00

An introduction to the main principles of searching for information using the online library. Good for students at levels 1 and 2 who will be looking for information for assignments outside of their module materials.

Sat, 14/03/2015 - 12:30

An overview of the reference management tools that Library Services supports and a brief look at three of the better known, freely available tools.

Library News

Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 09:54

We've pulled together the best bits about the OU Library in this great introductory guide.

Thursday, 12 February, 2015 - 11:51

If you are a new student, find out how to get started with our guides to using and making the most of library resources.

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 11:45

February 7th is National Libraries Day - to celebrate join in our 'Love your online library' competition.

Library helpdesk

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian Available 24/7

Email: Library Helpdesk

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659001

Contact the helpdesk seven days a week for help, information and advice on using the library.

All other enquiries: Contact Us