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Frequently Asked Questions about the Library
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Frequently Asked Questions about the ORU Library

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Library Access

What hours are the library open?

I'm not affiliated with Oral Roberts University. Can I use the Library as a guest?

Is dress code required in the ORU Library?

Using the Library

Where can I get help finding information?

How do I find a book in the library?

How do I find an article in a periodical?

Where are the newspapers?

My instructor put materials on reserve. Where would I find them?

How do I find theses and dissertations?

Where are your resume books and career information?

Do you have videos?

Do you have audiobooks?

How do I access electronic books at ORU?

What is the Curriculum Media Center?

Do you have books to read "just for fun"?

Borrowing Library Materials

How do I check out books or other library materials?

How can I renew a book I've borrowed from the Library?

If I need a book or article that the Library doesn't have, how can I get it?

Technical Questions

Where are the photocopiers?

What are PDF files and how can I open them?

Do you have computers I can use in the library?

Can I use my laptop in the library?

Can I print in the library?

Can I scan in the library?

Where can I get help with computer problems?

Research Questions

Where can I find a list of recommended sources on my research topic?

How do I find a book review?

How can I get help with research strategy?

I need to know how to cite my sources for a paper. Are there any guidelines?

What are microfilm and microfiche?

What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Can I use the library’s databases and e-books from off-campus?

Holy Spirit Research Center

What is the Holy Spirit Research Center?

How may I use materials in the HSRC?

What materials does the HSRC contain?

How can I find materials in the HSRC?

Will someone research for me at the HSRC?

Faculty Questions

What library services are available to faculty members?

I want my students to use the Library.Can I arrange a tour or orientation for my class?

How do I recommend books or subscriptions for the library?

How do I put an item on reserve for my students to use?

How can I get help with my research?

Miscellaneous Questions

How can I contact a member of the library staff?

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Does the Library have tax forms?

Do you have a phone I can use?

How are materials selected for the ORU Library?

Can I use my Eagle Card in the library?



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    Monday - Thursday:  
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      8:30 am-6:00 pm  

    In Person: Come to the Reference Desk in the Library Information Commons on LRC-4

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