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Upcoming Training and events

Apr 25

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 25/04/2024 - 19:30

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Apr 30

The why and how of referencing

Tue, 30/04/2024 - 19:30

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

Library News

Explore the OU's heritage this Charter Day

Thursday, 11 April, 2024 - 10:46

The OU is celebrating its 55th birthday this month! Discover our fascinating history over at the OU Digital Archive.

Learning about autism with library resources

Monday, 8 April, 2024 - 14:24

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, we've created a list of resources which explore the experiences of autistic people and their...

Library Helpdesk

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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.