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Specific passwords

Library Services provides access for registered students and staff to a large number of library resources.

You need to know your OU Computer Username (OUCU) and password in order to access the majority of these resources. If you do not know your OUCU (your initials and some numbers) please contact the OU Computing Helpdesk on + 44 (0) 1908 653972 or email:

Usernames and passwords for library resources that still require specific passwords.


You are reminded that use of ALL online library resources, including those on trial, is subject to Copyright Law which applies to both printing and downloading. You MUST abide by the Use of Copyright Databases regulations.

Help and Guidance with access is available from the Library Helpdesk:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1908 659001

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

Other ways to contact the Library Helpdesk