Welcome to the Open University Library

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Learn about the online library and how to find and manage resources with our Getting started guide.

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Upcoming Training and events

Jun 10

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 10/06/2024 - 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.

Jun 12

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 19:30

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Library News

SensusAccess online conversion service

Monday, 20 May, 2024 - 17:29

The OU provides access to SensusAccess, which enables print disabled students to convert material into a more accessible format.

Access a wealth of resources from UK academic libraries

Monday, 13 May, 2024 - 11:46

Eligible OU students and employees can borrow books from participating university libraries or visit them to study.

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk



Services for postgraduate researchers

OU Researchers and research students have access to a world class collection of online resources, a document delivery service, and guidance on skills development.

Joining the Open University Library

How to register for a library card to borrow books from the library building on the campus in Milton Keynes.