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Library Services for Staff

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Supporting your students

A good place to start looking for information on a subject are the Selected resources for your study.

For advice on finding and using library resources for first and second level students, see Finding information for your assignment.

For more advanced search advice aimed at third level and above, see Finding information on your research topic.

For more information about access to resources and support with skills for you and your students see our Staff pages.

Supporting module production and presentation

If you are working in the production and presentation of modules, you can find out about how the Library can support you by visiting the Supporting Learning and Teaching section on the intranet.

Access to research

The Open University Library provides access to a world class collection of high quality and trusted online resources. You can search across many of the Library’s collections at the same time with Library Search. You can browse and explore individual collections by visiting our Library Resources pages.

If you require items not held in The Open University Library collections, you may be able to obtain access via Document Delivery and Inter-Library Lending (ILL).

Using the Library at Walton Hall

To find out how to borrow, renew and return items, see Borrowing at the Walton Hall Library.

Meeting rooms in the Library

Meeting rooms in the Library can be booked by OU staff using the Estates resource scheduler on the intranet.

Most rooms have large screens, ceiling mounted data projectors and whiteboards.

The Digilab, located on the ground floor, is furnished in a colourful and energising way, to facilitate meeting in an informal environment. It is equipped with glass boards, a projector and a PC, and an additional PC which can be used on the OU staff network.