Library Services Desk

Check-out area of Library Services DeskLocated on the 1st floor, the Library Services Desk is where current students, faculty, staff, and alumni may check out and renew books, reserve materials, or return books at this desk. There is also a self-check located near the Library Services Desk. You can pick up your Interlibrary Loan books and articles here, as well.

Ask here for help with your research, too!

Remember, you will need to show your current ORU ID to check out books.


You can renew books and other items in any of the following ways:

In the catalog my library account
♦ In person at the Library Services Desk
♦ By email to
♦ By calling the library at 918-495-6391
♦ Self-check machine (books MUST be with you)
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Reserve items & DVDs CANNOT be renewed

Other items may be renewed except in these situations:

♦ Item is overdue
♦ Item is on hold for another patron
♦ Item has reached the maximum allowable renewals
♦ Fine or other block on your library account


Items are renewed one loan period from day of the request.

You can pay Library Fines opens new window online, in person, or by phone 918-495-6391.

You can return books at the Library or by mail:

ORU Library
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

Checking Out Materials

Check Out Periods

If you are a current student, faculty, or staff, you can check out items for the following check out periods:

  • 21 days - books & AV (audio/visual) items for Students & Staff
  • 60 days - books & AV (audio/visual) items for Graduate and Senior Paper Students
  • 90 days - books & AV (audio/visual) items for Faculty and Distance Learners
  • 1 hour to 4 days - Reserve items (some reserve items are IN LIBRARY USE only)
  • 3 days - DVDs

*Please note

  • Your current, validated ORU ID must be presented at every checkout session.
  • Only YOU can check out library materials with your ORU ID.

Maximum Number of Checked out Items

Undergrad and Master’s students – 20

Distance Learners – 20

Faculty – 30

Doctoral and Senior paper students – 30


The Library Services Desk closes 15 minutes before the library's closing time. The self-check machine may be used ANY TIME the library is open by patrons whose library registration is current and whose library account is clear.

SelfCheck machine