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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

Jun 07

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Wed, 07/06/2023 - 12:00

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

Jun 12

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 12/06/2023 - 19:30

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

Library News

Librarians receive fellowship recognition

Monday, 5 June, 2023 - 12:11

Two of our Learning and Teaching Librarians have been successful in their fellowship submissions to Applaud.

Campus artwork displayed in Milton Keynes Gallery

Monday, 5 June, 2023 - 12:01

The University Archive Team has been working with MK Gallery to arrange a temporary loan of three of our artworks for a new exhibition.

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.