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Users eligible to borrow from our physical collections can use Library Search to check the availability of items. Enter your search and then click ‘In the Walton Hall Library’.

Books available in other University Libraries

You may be eligible to use the SCONUL Access scheme to gain access to and borrow books from most university libraries in the UK (and some in Ireland)

Open University set books and study materials

Set Books - Provides details of retailers stocking Open University set books. Search by area or town for details of your nearest high street stockist. Click on the OU set books link to find details and prices of set books for your module.

Books to purchase

The OUSA website gives details of book suppliers who offer discounts to holders of the NUS Extra card and OUSA Membership card

Out of print books

AbeBooks - Out of print and second-hand books available from retailers worldwide. Browse by subject category or search by author name, title or keyword. Search results include brief bibliographic details, a description of the condition of the book, its price and a link to the stockist.

The Eagle Bookshop - Specialists in out of print books in Science and Mathematics. - Find out of print and second-hand books from dealers throughout Britain. Search by author, title, publisher, date and subject keyword. You may also limit your search to a particular price range. Search results include notes on the condition of each title returned.

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Contacting the helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk