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Upcoming Training and events

Oct 01

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 19:30

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

Oct 07

Using Library Search for your assignment

Wed, 07/10/2020 - 20:30

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

Library News

Hello to all our new and returning students!

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 08:47

Welcome to a new academic year OU students! The team here at the OU Library is looking forward to helping you with your studies –...

Let’s get digital! Build your digital skills

Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 16:07

Library Services and OpenLearn have revised and refreshed the Badged Open Course (BOC), Digital skills: Succeeding in a digital world....

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

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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.

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.