Electronic Books

ORU Library's extensive eBook collection is available to all ORU students 24/7 from any Internet connection.

To learn more about eBooks, see these guides:

Print Books

The book loan period for Distance Learners is 90 days.

Distance Learners can:

  • See if their local library owns the needed title.
  • Ask the local public library to request the title through Interlibrary Loan. 
  • Request pages to be scanned from library books by Distance Learner Library Services* (no charge)
  • Request through Distance Learner Library Services* to check out and mail up to five titles at a time to ORU distance learners.
  • opens new windowRequest form for distance learner library materials (for books or scanned pages)

Costs involved in mailing books*

  • $3.00 (per book) to mail books at Book Rate.
  • $6.00 to mail books (weighing two pounds or less) at Priority Mail rate.

*Note: the library is not able to ship books outside the United States.

Return of the materials is the responsibility of the borrower.

Distance Learner Library Services can provide assistance in locating resources in the ORU Library.

*Contact DLLS: 918-495-7495 or LibDist@oru.edu

How to:

Books and eBooks available in the ORU Library can be identified by using the opens new windowORU Library's online catalog.

Guides with instructions on:

Tutorial on searching Library Catalog:

           How to Find Books and eBooks Video
   ORU Library, 2017 6:58

Printable instructions on:

eBook Video Tutorials

Links to video tutorials on:

  opens new windowProQuest Ebook Central tutorials thumbnail   opens new windowthumbnail for eBook video tutorial
ProQuest Ebook Central: 4 video tutorials on searching, & using eBooks, 2017, 11:51  

EBSCOhost, eBooks: Searching for eBooks Tutorial, n.d., 3:29

opens new windowthumbnail for Gale eBooks video tutorial   opens new windowthumbnail for Credo video tutorial
Gale, Gale eBooks Basics, 2012, 7:17   Credo, Keyword Searching in Credo Reference, 2011, 2:21