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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Notice of Building Closure and Service Changes
Work will comenence on 10 June to increase collaborative working and private study spaces; and redesign the ground floor.
Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.
A guide to finding information for your assignment at 1st and 2nd level, including identifying sources, planning a search, evaluating resources and managing information.
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.
A short video will introduce you to our Selected resources for your study pages.
Guidance on the resources and services available to disabled students, including tips on database accessibility, supported literature searching and alternative formats.
Use of all online library resources is subject to Copyright Law and the terms of publisher licences. Terms and conditions apply to printing and downloading.
Library Search can be used to find the physical collections held on the campus at Walton Hall. Refine your search results to ‘In the Walton Hall Library’.
How to register for a library card to borrow books from the library building on the OU's Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes.
Open University staff may request new electronic titles or for the library collections.
Search for print books available in the OU library or other university libraries or learn where to buy academic set books.
The library building at Walton Hall has PCs for educational use, Wi-Fi access, and rooms for private study.
Document delivery and Inter-library loans can provide you with access to items not held at the Open University Library.
Search online library catalogues covering academic libraries in the UK and worldwide, as well as UK national libraries, European and international libraries.
Links to organisations providing resources in different accessible formats, including books and newspapers.
Tips on how to find ebooks and theses using various search tools and services
Find out where to get more information about finding OU study materials or exam papers.
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