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Library Services supports students in getting the most from their studies with The Open University.

The online library provides students worldwide with access to trusted, quality online library resources such as journals, ebooks and other academic resources to support their studies. One of our aims is to help students study successfully and develop skills valued by employers. Through interactive tutorials and a range of online training sessions students learn more about finding, exploring, and interacting with resources.

Open University Library Services also supports the learning, teaching, research and personal development of members of staff.

Some key areas of support are:  

Advice and guidance

Providing students and staff with help and support about using and finding library resources and services seven days a week

Supporting research

Providing services and facilities dedicated to researchers' information needs.

Access for disabled users

Providing support with using physical and online resources.

Online skills training

Providing training sessions so that students, staff and researchers can get the most out of online Library resources.

Services for you

For more information about the resources and services available to students, staff and researchers

Opening hours

Details of opening hours for the Library Helpdesk and library building at Walton Hall.

Library at Walton Hall

Further information about the facilities and resources including computing facilities and private study rooms

Jan 30

Introduction to Library Services

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 12:30

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the OU.

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk