Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources
Library Services supports the teaching, learning and research of the University by ensuring that all staff and students have access to world-class resources.
Access to resources for retired staff should be set up automatically when you register for access to the Retired Staff Association website.
To apply for password access to our eresources you need to complete, sign and return the Use of Copyright Databases (Consultants) form which is obtainable from the Library Helpdesk.
The library is now focussing on developing and promoting its electronic resources, rather than its print collections. We are therefore no longer accepting donations of print materials.
Your Library Account is where you can view details of current loans and renew them.
Guidance on borrowing for Open University Staff, Students and SCONUL Access members.
The library intranet provides information to OU staff on our support for teaching and learning, research, business development, information management and innovation.
Library Services provides a range of support for qualification/module teams and tutors in developing their students' digital and information literacy skills.
OU staff have access to a world-class collection of online library resources as well as a range of other provisions to support their teaching and research.
Library Services provides Associate Lecturers with a world-class collection of online resources, options for accessing print items and a toolkit for teaching information literacy.
OU staff can access a number of services both online and at the Walton Hall library. Advice and guidance is always available, as well as opportunities for skills development.
OU Library widgets can be embedded into your blogs or html pages, allowing you to search the Open University library catalogue or set up an RSS feed.
Held in the main book collection at the OU Library, this collection covers literature in business performance and efficiency in the UK over the latter half of the 20th century.
Opening hours for the OU library helpdesk, the library building and customer services.
Guidance on UK-wide libraries and public centres offering computer access for Open University staff and students.
Library Services provide a range of Information Management services to staff including the University Archive, Records Management and Metadata.
The Digilab is a colourful meeting room on the ground floor of the Library, designed to inspire and support innovation.
A number of resources are available to help staff access library services, including an intranet site for those involved in module production.
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Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk
Find your personal contacts including your tutor and student support
Help with the University’s computing systems:
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