Welcome to the Open University Library

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Upcoming Training and events

Dec 11

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 11/12/2023 - 12:30

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Jan 08

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 08/01/2024 - 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.