What is the online library?

Bob discovers more about the Open University's online library which gives you access to thousands of up-to-date online articles and books and the 'Getting started with the online library' guide which will help you make the most of these resources.

When I decided to study with the Open University I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to use a library to help me with my assignments, because I wouldn’t be studying on campus. Then I logged on to my module website for the first time and saw a link to library resources.

I discovered that I can access a vast range of resources & library services online. In fact I can access them anywhere I can use the internet.

Not only are there academic books and articles, but also newspapers, encyclopaedias and dictionaries to help me write my assignments. As they are included in the online library I know they will be reliable and I can get to them whenever I need them, 24/7.

There are library tutorials and guides too which will help me to understand the best way to use the resources and information.

There’s even a getting started guide to show me how the online library works and a helpdesk if I get stuck.


Summary: The Open University’s online library gives you access to thousands of up-to-date articles and books and the Getting Started guide will help you make the most of them.

Library Services: Bringing you resources you can trust.