The Open University

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Open University

About the library

Library Services supports students in getting the most from their studies with The Open University.

The online library provides students worldwide with access to trusted, quality online library resources such as journals, ebooks and other academic resources to support their studies. One of our aims is to help students study successfully and develop skills valued by employers. Through interactive tutorials and a range of online training sessions students learn more about finding, exploring, and interacting with resources.

Open University Library Services also supports the learning, teaching, research and personal development of members of staff.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code


Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of The Open University's records in Library Hub Discover here.