Information and Policies

Information on library hours, loan periods, renewal policies, fines and other library policies is available online.

Please note these policies for Distance Learners:

  • You must complete the Registration Form for Distance Learner Library Services  or register in person on campus each year you are enrolled.
  • Requests for library materials may be made by email or through the online form.
  • Your ORU email address must be used for all email communication with the ORU library.
  • Please identify yourself as a Distance Learner and provide your student ID number (Z#) when requesting library services or materials.

Borrowing items from the ORU Library:

The Loan period for Distance Learners is 28 days. You will receive a reminder notice in your ORU email account a few days before the due date.


Library materials can be renewed online, by phone (918-495-6392 or 918-495-7495) or by email any time before the due date, unless the item has been requested by another patron, or has reached the maximum allowable renewals, or your account has a fine or block. Please see ORU Library Information and Policies for more information on late fees, blocks and lost book charges.

Items are renewed for 28 days from the day you make the request.


If you will be visiting campus on or before the due date, you may return items in person. If not, you may ship them to the address below. To avoid lost item fees you are strongly advised to insure the shipment (you are responsible for the item if lost in shipping).

Distance Learner Services

ORU Library
7777 S. Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

For more information about borrowing library materials, see Borrowing Books.

Last Updated: July 22, 2010