Welcome to the Open University Library

New to the library?

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

Sep 25

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 19:30

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

Oct 03

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 03/10/2023 - 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.

Library News

New and improved Library training session videos

Tuesday, 15 August, 2023 - 13:48

We've been working hard to improve our Library training session videos - helping you to build research skills and confidence.

Library Study Volunteer roles now open

Thursday, 10 August, 2023 - 16:50

Develop your research and digital literacy skills - and make a difference to students - as a Library Study Volunteer.

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.