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Upcoming Training and events

Jan 18

The why and how of referencing

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:00

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

Jan 20

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 19:30

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Library News

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...

Senior Library Manager joins the Jisc Open Research Advisory Board

Wednesday, 5 January, 2022 - 09:29

Nicola Dawson, one of the Library’s Senior Library Managers, has recently been asked to join the ...

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.