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Find ebooks:

The OU Library provides access to thousands of ebooks. You can search them using the search box. 

Just enter all or part of the ebook title then click 'Search'. Alternatively you can search using subject keywords and then refine your results to 'books'.

Library Search

If you have been directed here by your module materials the instructions may not match Library Search. You will not need to select title, author or subject before you search.

Not all our ebooks can be searched for in this way. If you can't find what you're looking for:

  • go to selected resources for your study to see a selection of ebooks for your subject
  • browse our ebook collections listed below. Each collection has a short description indicating the subject coverage. You can search across these individual collections.
  • most collections provide help on how to search for and access their ebooks.
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