LM2001 Access

To access LM2001 go to the LM2001 Login screen at


You will see something similar to the following screen

Figure 1 : LM2001 Login Screen

If you want to search the rest of the Open University for information on, for example, Courses & Qualifications, you can do that by clicking on the globe in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
If you click on the OU logo at the top left of the screen, you will be linked to the OU's internet frontpage.

Logging In to LM2001

External Users

If you are not a member of staff or a full-time research student, at the Open University you should enter your email address in the box provided and click on the "Submit" button.

Internal Users

Open University staff and research students have a choice of methods for logging in – you can either type your OU mailname in the box provided and click on the 'Submit' button or use the method for internal LM2001 users which is to click on "OU Staff" button.

If you choose the former method, LM2001 recognises the OU mailname, with or without the @open.ac.uk part, and calls up the internal authentication process automatically. However it is a bit quicker if you click on the link provided.

What happens next is that LM2001 has to check that you are indeed a member of the OU. It does this by talking to the OU's Authentication module for web-based applications.

When you have been authenticated you get passed back to the LM2001 system which presents you with the "Mailing Lists" screen.

If the LM2001 server is down you will get an error screen like this

Figure 3 : Server not available

If this is the case, please try again later.

Note: The server is scheduled to be off-line, for a short period each night midnight, whilst essential house-keeping tasks are performed.

Figure 4 : Example My Lists screen

Once you have been authenticated you are logged in until you close the browser.

This means that if you use a public workstation or share a PC you should exit your browser before leaving the PC unattended. (In general, you should logout of, or lock, the PC completely if you are going to leave it unattended

For details of what you can do at the ‘My Lists’ page, please refer to LM2001: A Guide for List Members.