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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 06

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 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.

Jun 07

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Wed, 07/06/2023 - 12:00

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

Library News

Diverse voices online training session 24 May 2023

Tuesday, 16 May, 2023 - 10:22

The next 'Diverse voices, alternative sources' online training session is being held on Wednesday 24 May at 19:30.

Cheryl Coveney retires after 17 years at the OU Library

Wednesday, 10 May, 2023 - 11:42

Senior Library Manager Cheryl Coveney has retired after working at the OU Library for 17 years.

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.