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Copy of SOLO - Search Oxford Libraries Online: Your account

Your account

How do I sign in to SOLO?

Which password and username should I use?

How do I renew my books?

How do I export citations?

How do I pay my fines?

How do I save and view searches and records?

How do I sign into SOLO?

You will need to sign into SOLO to:

  • place hold requests for items in the closed stacks or to reserve items which are out to other readers
  • view the full range of items in Articles 
  • save items to your favourites
  • use saved queries  
  • add tags or reviews to items on SOLO

To sign on choose Sign In in the to right hand corner

Which password and username should I use?

  • Current members of Oxford University with a blue stripe University card               

should choose Oxford SSO and sign on with their Oxford Single Sign On username and password.   This is the username and password used by most Colleges and Departments for email.   The username is nearly always in the format abcd1234.  If you have forgotten your SSO or need help with it please visit the IT Services username web site.

  • Other readers should choose non-Oxford members and sign on with your your Library card barcode number and Library password.  For more details on your Library password including information about setting up your library password and resetting forgotten passwords please see Library passwords


 How do I renew my books?

From the loans tab in your account: 

Some libraries do limit the number of renewals, so renew all should be used with caution.

How do I export citations?

How do I pay my fines?

Fines will appear under your fine tab in your account as below.  To make payment please choose the relevant library from the list. 

How do I save and view searches and records?
Sign into your account to save records and searches from each browser session. If you do not sign in you can only save records and searches for the immediate session you are on, you will still be able to export saved records. 

  • To view saved searches, records and search history click on the 'search history' icon. Which is available at the top of the screen on the right or from the drop down menu which is available once you have signed in.  Likewise click on the 'pin' icon to see which records you have pinned as favourites.

  • Manage your saved records/searches