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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

Welcome to the Open University Library

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Learn about the online library and how to find and manage resources with our Getting started guide.

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Upcoming Training and events

Aug 04

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 19:30

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Aug 12

Smarter searching with library databases

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 20:30

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

Library News

Library Helpdesk by webchat, email and phone

Monday, 19 July, 2021 - 08:55

Phone service at the Library Helpdesk has resumed. You can reach us through our 24/7 chat to a librarian service, email and by phone. ...

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk

Services for postgraduate researchers

OU Researchers and research students have access to a world class collection of online resources, a document delivery service, and guidance on skills development.

Joining the Open University Library

How to register for a library card to borrow books from the library building on the campus in Milton Keynes.