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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

Dec 05

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 05/12/2022 - 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.

Dec 12

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 19:30

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

Library News

Open University awards Dr Jane Secker Honorary Doctorate

Friday, 18 November, 2022 - 13:52

Our Associate Director, Selena Killick, presented Dr Jane Secker with an Honorary Doctorate at the Brighton graduation ceremony.

OU Archive featured in James Bond documentary

Thursday, 17 November, 2022 - 08:41

A newly-released James Bond documentary features a clip taken from the OU Digital Archive.

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.