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The new library building, and related things

Visiting the Open University Library at Milton Keynes? Temporary Disruption

Work will comenence on 10 June to increase collaborative working and private study spaces; and redesign the ground floor. 

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:31

Library directorate

Details of the Library Services Leadership team

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 16:31

Open content policy

Library Services strategies and services support the Open University's mission to be open and the movement to Open Access in Academic content.

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 16:57

Who we are and what we do

Library Services supports the teaching, learning and research of the University by ensuring that all staff and students have access to world-class resources.

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:03

Donating books to the library

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.

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:03

Exploring library resources

A short animated video introduces you to the OU Library. A linked series of subject-specific introductions explore how library resources can support your studies with the OU.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 11:48

What is the online library?

Bob discovers the vast range of resources available through the online library, as well as some introductory guides and tutorials that will help him use them.

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 11:58

Disabled user support

Guidance on the resources and services available to disabled students, including tips on database accessibility, supported literature searching and alternative formats.

Tue, 16/08/2011 - 13:12

Feedback form

Complete the feedback form to make a comment or suggestion, and help us to ensure that we provide the best services and resources possible.

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 09:26

Introduction to Library Services

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.

Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:32

External staff and students

The SCONUL Access Scheme allows staff and students from participating institutions to borrow books and use the wireless internet at Walton Hall.

Fri, 17/06/2011 - 13:21

Locally employed tutors and OU validated partners

There are publicly available and open access resources available for organisations working in partnership with The Open University, which the Library supports.

Wed, 30/03/2011 - 14:46

Your feedback

We regularly involve you in assessing our services and resources. This helps us understand your needs and enables us to drive forward the development of new services.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36


An introduction to the key policies supporting and defining services from the OU Library.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Customer Charter

OU Library Services' commitment to our customers is to ensure your needs are the focus of the services and collections that we provide.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Opening hours

Opening hours for the OU library helpdesk, the library building and customer services.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Contact us

How to contact Library Services

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

About the Library

Information about contacting the library, who we are, projects, policies and opening hours. Also includes library animations and videos.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Library at Walton Hall

The library building at Walton Hall has PCs for educational use, Wi-Fi access, and rooms for private study.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:54

Library seminars

Exploring subjects relevant to information professionals, teaching and learning these seminars are open to OU staff and members of the Milton Keynes Learning City Libraries Network.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:54

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