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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

Aug 18

Introduction to Library Services

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 19:30

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.

Aug 23

Using Library Search for your assignment

Tue, 23/08/2022 - 19:30

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Library News

E-Content Adviser re-elected as Chair for Business Librarians Association

Friday, 15 July, 2022 - 09:26

E-Content Adviser Sjoukje Schots has been re-elected as Chair of the Business Librarians Association for another two years.

Continued digitisation of legacy print theses

Thursday, 23 June, 2022 - 09:26

We're continuing to move our legacy print theses collection off the library shelves to the online world.

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.