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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

Feb 01

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 01/02/2022 - 12:30

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.

Feb 03

Managing your digital footprint

Thu, 03/02/2022 - 19:30

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

Library News

Final countdown to new Library Search

Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 11:14

With less than two weeks until we launch the new Library Search, we can now explain what you will have to do when it is live.

Open University included in the BBC 100 website

Wednesday, 12 January, 2022 - 15:47

Among items including the Alexandra Palace Mast, Ceefax, and David Attenborough’s job application, the first OU Degree Ceremony Booklet...

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk

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.