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Upcoming Training and events

Nov 03

The why and how of referencing

Tue, 03/11/2020 - 19:30

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

Nov 09

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 09/11/2020 - 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.

Library News

Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 08:13

We are celebrating Black History Month with Archives, resource lists and poetry! 

Accessing Times Higher Education (THE) 30/09/2020

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 14:29

To access the full text of articles in the THE or Times Higher Education supplement you will need to create a personal account.

Library Helpdesk

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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.