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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

Jun 22

Smarter searching with library databases

Tue, 22/06/2021 - 12:00

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

Jun 30

Introduction to Library Services

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 20:00

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

Pride with the OU Library!

Wednesday, 26 May, 2021 - 14:10

Come and celebrate Pride 2021 with the OU Library!

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

Friday, 14 May, 2021 - 16:41

Thursday 20 May 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an international event to raise awareness of digital access.

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.