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Library Services

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

May 24

Smarter searching with library databases

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 19:30

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

Jun 07

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 07/06/2022 - 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

New Library Search – last chance to act!

Monday, 23 May, 2022 - 08:56

This is your last chance to migrate your permalinks and Saved Searches into the new Library Search!

Library Building Update and Borrowing Options

Monday, 16 May, 2022 - 09:28

An update on the borrowing and study space options that are available from the Library at Walton Hall.

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.