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Online Access to Library Services: Library Access

Distance Learner Library Services provide help with research needs and access to library materials for currently enrolled students living over one hour from the ORU campus. Library registration is required before services can be provided.

Contacting the ORU Library

Primary contact for distance learners is Jane Malcolm, Distance Learner Services.

Contact Information
Phone:     918-495-7495
 Mail:        Distance Learner Services
Oral Roberts University Library
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

Information and Policies

Who are Distance Learners? Distance Learners are students who live one hour or more from campus.      map of Tulsa OK courtesy of

Library hours, loan periods, renewal policies, fines, and other library policies are available opens new windowhere.

Extra services for Distance Learners include:

  • Scanning and emailing of articles or book excerpts from items in the library's physical collection.
  • Check out and shipping of books from the ORU Library

Please note these policies for Distance Learners:

  • Please complete the opens new windowDistance Learner Registration Form or register in person on campus each year you are enrolled.
  • Your ORU email address must be used for all email communication with the ORU library.
  • Requests for library materials may be made by email ( or through the opens new windowonline form.
  • Please identify yourself as a Distance Learner when requesting library services or materials.

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Access Online Resources—Off Campus Login

ORU databases, including full text articles, journals and ebooks, are fee-based resources and, as such, are generally restricted to current ORU students, faculty and staff. For off-campus access it is necessary to login with your ORU Network username and password (Single Sign-on) when prompted.

If you do not know your login, the IT Help Desk can assist you ( or 918-495-6321). More information is available in the ORU IT Student Guideopens new window.

If you know your Single Sign-on and it works for other ORU applications (D2L, ePortfolio, email, etc.) but not for remote library access, troubleshooting guide may help you discover a technical issue which may be interfering with your access.


Library Materials

Distance Learners are encouraged to contact local libraries to conduct research. Many academic libraries will allow access to in-house use of materials and copiers, and some supply borrowing cards for a fee. Materials in other libraries can be found by searching WorldCat, available through the ORU Library Database List or on the web at opens new