Advanced searchingSubject searchingSearching for thesesWorking with results
Finding a specific book or e-bookAdvanced searchBrowsing A-Z IndexesSearching for books on a topicVersions & looking for specific editions in large clusters
Signing onRequesting closed stack itemsReserving itemsRenewals & your accountScan & Deliver
Exporting, emailing and savingSaved queries
Early printed booksFilmsMapsMusiceLD - Electronic Legal DepositOfficial Papers (Parliamentary, Government and International Intergovernmental Papers)
Finding specific journals & articles
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Basic Guide

A basic guide to SOLO including coverage; signing in and passwords; searching and browsing options; finding out which libraries hold an item; ordering from the closed stack; placing reservations; connecting to e-books, e-journals & electronic legal deposit items; and how to renew your books >view the basic guide


The Manual

SOLO Manual


Books & E-Books: Searching, browsing and accessing

Journals & Articles:  Searching, browsing and accessing journals

Specialist materials: Searching, browsing and accessing specialist materials

Your SOLO account: ordering items from the stack, reserving items, renewals and scan and deliver

Added Features:  Exporting to Endnote, RefWorks and other reference managers; emailing, printing and saving items; setting up email alerts and RSS feeds

Getting help


Help. feedback & workshops

Trying to find SOLO?

Help using SOLO - For help using SOLO (for example searching, placing holds and reservations and using SOLO's advanced features, please contact SOLO Live Help on SOLO home (or outside office hours please use the Ask an Oxford librarian service). Alternatively for detailed help with searching in your subject area please contact your subject librarian.

Problems with your SOLO account - If you have a query about your loans, fines, reservations etc. please contact SOLO Live Help on SOLO home or speak to the librarian at the relevant library.

SOLO workshops - To find out about SOLO workshops and to book your place see our timetable.

Items which are not held in Oxford? - If you wish to use an item which is not held in Oxford, it may be possible to request an inter-library loan

Catalogue errors - Please report any errors or corrections to the catalogue to the Bibliographic Maintenance Team.

SOLO Feedback - Please use the SOLO feedback form to tell us what you think about the interface and the general SOLO user experience.

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