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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.

Research Help is Available

Librarians are available for help and advice on research and access to library resources and services opens new windowduring these hours.image of Librarian in the stacks

Contact us by phone, text, chat, or Zoom video conference. You may make an appointment for in-person or online help or contact us in any of these ways when you need help or have a question.

Text: 918-532-6672

Request a virtual appointment with a librarian

Email: Librarian@oru.edu (messages sent after hours will receive response within one business day)

NOTE: Faculty, staff, and students are required to wear masks in the library.

Contacting the ORU Library

Distance learners and online students may reach a librarian via the Ask-A-Librarian service.

For special services specific to distance learners, contact Distance Learner Services.

Contact Information
Email:   libdist@oru.edu
Phone:  

918-495-7495 or

918-495-6887 

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 TownMapsUSA.com

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 .
  • Please identify yourself as a Distance Learner when requesting library services or materials.

map of Tulsa, OK obtained from TownMapsUSA.com

Special Services for Distance Learners

Use the link below to request scanned pages from the library's print collection.

If you have questions, call 918-495-6887, text 918-532-6672, send an email or use the chat box at opens new windowlibrary.oru.edu.

 

 

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 (studenthelpdesk@oru.edu 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 access print materials not available online. 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 windowwww.worldcat.org.