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Upcoming Training and events

Sep 24

Introduction to Library Services

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 07:00

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.

Sep 24

Smarter searching with library databases

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 20:00

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

Library News

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....

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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.