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Upcoming Training and events

Jun 12

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 19:30

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

Jun 17

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 19:30

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

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.