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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

Welcome to the Open University Library

New to the library?

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

Nov 30

Managing your digital footprint

Tue, 30/11/2021 - 19:00

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.

Dec 06

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 06/12/2021 - 21:00

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 News

Improving Library Search - next steps

Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 08:49

When the new Library Search launches in February, there will be a couple of things you have to do. Find out exactly what they will be....

NEW Digital Archive Exhibition: PhD Pioneers

Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 14:18

The OU Digital Archive – in collaboration with the Graduate School – has launched a fantastic new exhibition that features the stories...

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

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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.