The Open University Library Milton Keynes

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The Open University Library Milton Keynes

The library building on the Open University campus at Walton Hall in Milton Keynes offers study spaces for OU students and staff, as well as staff and students from other universities and local colleges. It is advisable to check the opening hours before you visit.

  • Study spaces
  • Wi-Fi
  • Computing facilities

Study facilities

Study spaces are available on all floors. The first and second floors offer tables for quiet study, while the ground floor is more suitable for group study or those who prefer some background noise.

Five rooms are available for private study.


Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Library via The Cloud network.

Students from other Universities can access the Eduroam Wi-Fi network, please ask your home institution for more details.

Computing facilities

PCs are available on the ground and first floors of the library building for educational use by Open University staff and students.

Use of computers is subject to the:

  • Open University Computing Code of Conduct for members of staff and external users
  • Open University Student Computing Code of Conduct for OU students

To use the Library computing facilities:

OU staff and full time research students can log on to staff use only PCs with their OUCU and password.

Software on the Library computers

All users may use the internet and Microsoft Office. Please note: All internet activity on the public access PCs is monitored.

Computer access in other libraries

Various schemes give OU staff and students access to PCs in other libraries.



Library Services
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

A campus map is available for visitors.

General enquiries and Library helpdesk

Contact the helpdesk for help, information and advice on using the library.

For specific help and advice please see our Help and Support.

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian, Available 24/7
Phone: +44 (0) 1908 659 001, Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00