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Upcoming Training and events

Jun 24

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 19:30

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

Jun 27

Managing your digital footprint

Thu, 27/06/2024 - 19:30

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.

Library News

University Archive to host Heritage Open Day events 2024

Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 - 10:06

The University Archive is holding events this year as part of Heritage Open Days - including campus tours and archive material displays.

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.

Library Helpdesk

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

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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.