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

Dec 04

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 04/12/2023 - 12:30

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.

Dec 06

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 19:30

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

Library News

Research approval advice drop-in sessions

Monday, 6 November, 2023 - 14:37

Research Approval Advice drop-in sessions are now available for those seeking advice relating to securing approvals for their research.

How partner library access can impact student success

Wednesday, 1 November, 2023 - 16:39

We've recently completed research looking into membership of the SCONUL Access scheme and the impact it has on student success.

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.