Publicly available resources
Some of the resources and information on the website are free and available to everyone via the Publicly available databases, but the databases and electronic resources found via the Library catalogue are licensed by Library Services for use by OU registered students and staff only.
However we have created a website, Open Access Information Resources, which brings together freely available resources and information that might support the information needs of other institutions and organisations that work in partnership with the OU. Sections include OU Library resources, other OU resources e.g. study guides and other information resources organised under subjects.
If you want more information a leaflet on Open access information resources is available.
Services for OU Validation Services (OUVS)
Students and staff at OU Validated Institutions do not have access to any licensed resources but can use the Open Access Information Resources website . Library Services and library/learning resources staff at OUVS institutions meet regularly to share information and consider potential services.
Locally employed tutors
Services are available for any tutors employed by an OU partner institution who tutor OU students. A link to these services is available from StudentHome. Please log in as usual.
For information about any of the services above please contact us