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All students and staff have access to trusted, quality library resources online,  including journals, ebooks, and other academic resources to support academic studies.

Online interactive tutorials and other training activities develop skills of finding, exploring, using and managing resources. We aim to develop skills to empower students to live, learn and work in a digital society.

Staff members have access to library resources, as well as support for their learning, teaching, research and personal development.

Help and support

Find 24/7 help with using the OU Library, including finding, using and referencing materials. This includes online guides, training and contacting the Library for further help.

Research support

Services, facilities and guidance for postgraduate researchers.

Disabled user access

The OU Library provides support for making research materials accessible at a distance by providing guidance on searching databases, as well as access to SensusAccess, which converts inaccessible files into different formats. For specific requirements, you can get in touch with the Library Helpdesk.

Online skills training

Access 24/7 library training sessions for students, staff and researchers, to develop information and digital literacy skills. You can sign up to online training, or access recordings of previous sessions. 

Services for you

Resources and services available to students, staff and researchers.

Opening hours

Details of opening hours for the Library Helpdesk and building at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes.

Library at Walton Hall

Information about the facilities and resources including study spaces, WiFi and computing facilities.

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Nov 09

Introduction to Library Services

Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 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.

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk