The open university Library offers an information service for the external community to assist in completing your research project successfully.

Our Services

You can get the main library membership for a specific period of time for reference purposes.

We will guide you in finding relevant, quality research papers and other information resources for your research study.

We can also provide you the research papers required to your study

You can get consultation on inserting in-text citations to your report/ thesis, developing a list of references, and using reference management software like Mendeley or Zotero for organizing, managing information resources, and building references.

We organize workshops and training on different aspects of research methodology such as effective literature searching, literature review and avoiding plagiarism, introduction to data analysis using SPSS, thesis and report formatting, reference management using Mendeley

Service charges

The payment should be made to the main library circulation counter which is located at the ground floor, at your first arrival to the main library.

Service Rate (Rs)
Research guidance 500.00 per hour
Searching and providing information resources 1000.00 per articles
Workshops and training Rates may vary
01 year temporary library membership 10,000.00 per person
06 months temporary library membership 5,000.00 per person
01 month temporary library membership 2,500.00 per person

How to make an appointment/ Forward your inquiry:

Fill out the Research Consultation Service form available in the OUSL library website to request for an appointment or forward your research need. You can get consultation either by visiting in person or online via zoom.

What we do:

A research consultation service is an appointment with a librarian of the Open University for getting in-depth support for your research. We will match your needs with a librarian who has expertise in the subject areas of your requirement and arrange a time to teach and guide you

Who is eligible to this service:

This service is available for any external researcher and research students.

Research Consultation Service