Requesting Interlibrary Loan Materials

Faculty may borrow materials not held by the ORU Library at no cost to them through the interlibrary loan (ILL) service.

Submit requests electronically using forms available in the EBSCOHost and FirstSearch Databases or opens new windowWorldCat by completing the online opens new windowILL form.

Requests may also be emailed to
Be sure to provide complete contact information.

Please check the library's holdings and the Internet before requesting to avoid requesting items already available.

For articles

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Type the journal title into the opens new windowJournal Finder+ tool on the library's quick search box to discover if a journal is available through the ORU library. Many articles are posted on open access websites. Paste the article title into a search engine (e.g., Google or Google Scholar) to check for free content on the Internet. When searching opens new windowGoogle Scholar, set your Library Links to include links to eresources available through the ORU Library. opens new windowThis guide shows how. Google Scholar

For books

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The opens new window Library Catalog is the best tool to determine if the library has a book

For dissertations

Several million full text dissertations are available in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database.

Other Information

Contact Information

For information about requests, email

For questions about pickup, contact the Library Services Desk (918-495-6887).

A blank form for requesting ILLs is available opens new window online.

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There is no cost to faculty for Interlibrary Loan requests. All fees and postage are covered by the library. Students pay a request fee plus return postage for books. If you want to arrange for your upper division or graduate students to qualify for a waiver of the request fee, email Ask-A-Librarian.


Current copyright laws place restrictions on both personal as well as institutional photocopying of materials protected by copyright. Email if you need additional information about copyright compliance.


Interlibrary Loan services are a courtesy extended by a lending library. In order to maintain good relations with other institutions, the Interlibrary Loan Department makes every effort to comply with all restrictions and due dates set by the lending library. Please do not ask to borrow the same item twice.