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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

Welcome to the Open University Library

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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

Mar 30

Smarter searching with library databases

Thu, 30/03/2023 - 19:30

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

Apr 03

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 03/04/2023 - 19:30

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Library News

NEW Library Resource: Emerging Markets Case Studies collection

Friday, 10 March, 2023 - 08:49

We now have perpetual access to the Emerging Markets Case Studies collection.

NEW OU Digital Archive Exhibition: 50 Years of the OU Students Association

Wednesday, 1 March, 2023 - 13:18

Announcing the launch of a new digital exhibition showcasing the last 50 years of OUSA’s history.

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.