Research Help is Available

Librarians are available for help and advice on research and access to library resources and services.

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Librarians are on duty to help you access the library resources you need. Come to the Library Services Desk and ask for the Librarian on duty, or contact us by phone, text, or chat. When the library is closed, chats and texts may be answered by librarians from other institutions.

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.

Phone: 918-495-6887

Text: 918-532-6672

Request an appointment with a librarian

Email: (messages sent after hours will receive response within one business day)

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

918-495-6887 or



J.D. McKean Library

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

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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

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 Guide.

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