Welcome to the OSU Tulsa Library Circulation Department! We are here to help you locate various library materials, take study room reservations, and assist with general library questions. You may contact the circulation desk at (918) 594-8130. The Library Director, Lynn Wallace, oversees all circulation procedures. You can contact her at: email@example.com or (918) 594-8451.
Use of Library Materials
What are the check-out policies of the library?
Current students, staff and faculty or alumni with current alumni membership cards have access to check-out materials at the OSU-Tulsa Library. We do offer limited check-out to other members of the community. For more information view the Access Policy .
Current Check-out Policies:
- Undergraduate 30 days with a 30 day renewal
- Graduate 60 days with a 30 day renewal
- Faculty 120 days with a 120 days renewal
- Staff 30 days with a 30 day renewals
- DVD / Videos and Audiobooks 7 days
- Electronic Equipment 7 days with no renewals or hold requests
- Reference materials and Journals do not check out
- Reserve check-out is determined by the professor
- ILL check-out is set by the lending library
Please read the following Student/Faculty Borrowing Agreement :
All of the OSU-Tulsa library books are property of the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. When books are borrowed, the patron enters into an agreement that books and other materials will be returned within the due date parameters and in the same condition as when originally borrowed. All books and other materials are examined by circulation staff upon check-out, and damaged items (or those with missing pieces) are noted before check-out.
For more information, view our entire Borrowing Policy.
What type of ID do I need in order to check out?
You will need to provide a current photo ID to check out. Examples include: Student ID or driver's license.
Patrons who are alumni, OK-Share, or Community Borrowers will need to present their cards along with a photo ID.
How do I and where can I renew books?
You can renew books either in person, over the phone (918 594-8130), or by logging into OSU-Tulsa Library Search and accessing My Library Card. If renewing via OSU-Tulsa Library Search, login with your O-Key credentials.
Books can be returned at one of our many book drops or at the circulation desk during business hours. Books drops are located in Main Hall commons, outside of Main Hall, inside the Helmerich Research Center, and inside of North Hall. Bookdrops are available 24/7. Please utilize these bookdrops when we are closed. All books will be backdated to the last business day we were open so no fines are accrued for books that are returned on time.
Can I return Stillwater books here?
Yes! You can leave them at the circulation desk during business hours OR leave it in one of our many book drops. A courier will return your books the next business day. Tulsa cannot guarantee any waiving of fines for overdue materials.
Can I return Tulsa books in Stillwater?
If you are in Stillwater, you can take your books to the Edmon Low Library circulation desk and they will send them to us, be sure to allow a few extra days for processing here in Tulsa.
There are two ways to gain check-out privileges to our library.
1. Students from certain participating schools can qualify for check-out privileges to the library. To find out if your school participates, ask your librarian, or check out the following web page: OK-Share.
To learn more about the OSU-Tulsa's OK-Share policy, click here.
2. Guests and researchers are welcome to come to the OSU-Tulsa Library and utilize materials in-house with no fees or identification. For computer access, review our Computer Policy.
Guests wishing to check-out the library materials can apply for a Community Borrower Card for $25 a year. This allows you to borrow 5 books at a time. Videotapes and other audiovisual materials may not be borrowed.
If the book I want is checked out, is there anything I can do?
For items that are currently checked out, you may place a hold on the item through the library's online catalog. Simply find the item you are looking for and log in through the online catalog. When the item is returned, you will be contacted via email.
We cannot place holds online for books that are not checked out. If the book you want is not checked out, you can give us a call at (918) 594-8130 and we will pull the book for you! We will place the book on the "hold" shelf at the circulation desk and keep it there for up to seven days or login to ILLIAD and request it as a Document Delivery item.
Will I receive overdue notices? How?
You will receive overdue notices in your O-KEY email. If your email is forwarded to another email, the overdue notice will be forwarded as well. You can also check the status of your book online or by calling the circulation desk at (918) 594-8130.
Why does the library charge fines?
The OSU-Tulsa library's circulation mission is to provide access to materials to all students and faculty in a timely manner. Library fines are in place to insure that materials are returned when the item is due so that other patrons have access to materials when needed.
How and where can I pay fines?
Overdue fines are calculated as follows:
- Circulating collection is $.10 a day per item.
- Interlibrary loan is $.25 a day per item.
- Reserves collection is $1.00 a day or $.25 an hour for 2-hour check-out.
- Electronic Equipment is $25.00 a day per item.
Books placed in book drops are back-dated to the previous time that drop box was emptied. Fees are calculated by our computer system, and are based on due date and the date the items are actually returned.
You can pay fines at the circulation desk with cash or check. Credit cards are no longer accepted. You may also choose to have your library balance transferred to the Bursar's Office if you have a balance of more than $5.00. You will need to fill out a form to do so. Balances over $5.00 remaining at the end of the semester will be transferred to the Bursar's Office.
At 35 days overdue, the student is charged for the replacement cost of the book, processing fee of $5.00, and the maximum overdue fee of $10.00. If the books are returned prior to 100 days the fine will be pro-rated and replacement costs and processing fees are waived. If books are not returned, the balance is transferred to the Bursar's Office and borrowing privileges are suspended.
What if I lose a library item?
If you have lost a library item you will be charged the current replacement cost for the item and a processing fee . For more information, contact us at (918) 594‑8130.
What if I want to keep or buy a book I have checked-out from the library?
The OSU Tulsa Library is designed to lend materials freely and equally to all our patrons rather than sell individual items. All materials purchased for the OSU-Tulsa Library are property of the State of Oklahoma and as a state agency the library cannot legally sell anything purchased with state funds. Items that are not returned to us is considered theft or misappropriation/misuse of state property and deprives other users of the library's resources, as some of these items cannot be easily replaced.
What if I damage a library item?
Accidents do happen. If the item is repairable we will charge a repair fee. If we are not able to repair the book, the charge will include the replacement cost of the book (s).
Damages include but are not limited to:
Highlighting or writing in books; torn or ripped spine; torn or ripped pages; water or other liquid damage; food damage; animal chewing; severe folding and dog-ears of pages, paper clips, and post-it notes; mold damage; missing pieces; scratched or broken multi-media (includes DVDS and electronic equipment).
Damaged item fees are determined by the Access Services Librarian, Lynn Wallace.
The following link will provides operating hours and contact information: Hours.
Where do I schedule group study rooms?
Schedule a group study room by coming physically to the circulation desk or by calling us at (918) 594-8130. You will need to provide your name, number of group members, school affiliation, and time.
To review the study room guidelines, please click here.
If these guidelines are not followed the library reserves the right to deny use of the rooms in the future.
Are laptops available to students?
Laptops are available for student use. The checkout period is 7 days with no renewals or hold requests. Late fees are $25.00 a day.
Does library have WIFI access?
Yes! The entire OSU Tulsa campus has WIFI access. Guest users will need to select the "OSUGUEST" open wireless network.
Do students get free computer printing?
OSU-Tulsa utilizes Pharos software to manage printing. Throughout the semester print credits will decrease as you make prints.
Students that exceed their print balances will be required to pay the balance owed. The balance owed will be sent to your Bursar's account if you have an active Okey Account.
The library highly encourages you to save documents by using a flash drive, emailing them to yourself, saving to your H drive (only available on campus) or OneDrive.
Copy machines are available in the Library. Copies are $.10 per page.
The Library has machines that will make print copies from microfiche or microfilm. Copies are $.10 per page.
The Library has several scanners for students to use.
How much is guest printing?
Guest printing is ten cents per page. To print, pay at the circulation desk and then your pages will be released. Cash only and to be paid before 10 minutes of closing.
Does the library offer color printing?
A color printer is available in the library.
Where are the copy machines? How much do they cost?
A copy machine is located inside the Library by the student printers. Each page costs ten cents. Double-sided copies cost twenty cents.
How can I donate materials to the library?
Anyone is welcome to donate materials to the library. You can bring these materials to the circulation desk. You will need to provide your name, address, and phone number.
Donations are assessed based on our collection development needs and policies. We prefer books that are in good condition. If donating textbooks, we ask they not be more than 3 years old.
We do not accept: VHS tapes, pamphlets, popular magazines, course packs, non-published non-copyright materials, or photocopies of books/magazines/articles.
Phone number and Address
700 N. Greenwood Ave Tulsa, OK 74106