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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

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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

Mar 11

Using Library Search for your assignment

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 19:30

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

Mar 16

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 13:00

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

New resource: Anthropology Resource Library

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 09:54

The Anthropology Resource Library provides comprehensive, multimedia resources for the study of anthropology, including the largest...

New resource: JoVE Unlimited

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 09:34

For the next 5 years, we have access to all of JoVE's Education and Research content which provides video demonstrations of tools and...

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.