Borrowing Books

Library Registration

All Distance Learners are required to complete a Registration Form for Distance Learner Library Services before receiving library services.


Electronic books

One quarter of the ORU Library book collection consists of eBooks. For more information on eBooks, click here .


Books in the ORU Library

Books and eBooks available in the ORU Library can be identified by using the ORU Library's online Catalog, from any computer with Internet access. Distance Learner Services (918.495.7495) can provide assistance in locating resources in the ORU collection.

Students living within one hour's drive of the ORU campus are encouraged to visit the ORU library to retrieve library material.

Students living more than one hour from ORU can

  • See if their local library owns the needed title.
  • Ask the local public library to request the title through Interlibrary Loan. 
  • Contact Distance Learner Services, who can locate up to five titles at a time and mail them to ORU distance education students who live more than one hour from the campus.
Request Form for Distance Learner Library Materials

Costs involved in mailing books

  • $3.00 (per book) to mail books at Book Rate.
  • $5.00 to mail books (weighing two pounds or less) at Priority Mail rate.

Return of library materials

Return of the materials is the responsibility of the borrower.

Place books in a sturdy cardboard container and return by insured mail to:

Distance Learner Services
Oral Roberts University Library
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

Materials may be returned in person to Jane Malcolm, LRC Room 408D or the Library Circulation Desk.


Responsibility for library materials

Borrowers are responsible for payment for lost or damaged library materials, even if the loss occurs during return shipping.

Material that has been recalled by the ORU Library must be returned immediately.

Ship materials in time to reach the library by the due date. If you need the items longer, contact the Circulation Supervisor at 918.495.6392 or jelk@oru.edu to have them renewed.

Fees and fines may be paid by deduction from Eagle Bucks account (www.oru.edu/eaglecard) or by check or money order. Financial holds are placed on student records for library fines left unpaid.

Checks or money orders for payment of library charges should be made payable to the Oral Roberts University Library and sent to:

Distance Learner Services
Oral Roberts University Library
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171


Books not in the ORU Library

Books which are not in the ORU Library collection may be ordered using the Interlibrary Loan service of the public library nearest the Distance Learner.

Last Updated: May 30, 2013