Welcome to McFarlin Library! We are honored that you've decided to visit our library and that you are interested in researching with us!
McFarlin Library provides free access to visit our library and view our physical collections in person. We encourage you to review the relevant information page before planning your trip to ensure that our staff knows that you will be joining us.
Access to the library includes access to the building and the ability to peruse our physical collections during designated hours. Alumni and visitors alike can purchase a McFarlin Library Associate Membership by referring to these information sections on the Alumni and Visitors information pages. A McFarlin Library Associate Membership provides circulation privileges to McFarlin Library's physical materials in our circulating collection, allowing membership holders to check out up to ten books at a time. An Associate Membership does not provide the ability to check out restricted or non-circulating items.
Alumni and visitors alike can access some of our library electronic resources and databases. Please note that many of our library databases are restricted for use by current University of Tulsa faculty, students, and staff members only. We cannot provide database access outside of the databases listed above to alumni, visitors, retirees, or other non-current TU affiliates. We cannot make any exceptions in providing access to non-current TU affiliates to restricted databases as McFarlin Library and the University of Tulsa are bound by legal contract obligations and pricing agreements in regards to the appropriate parties to access our resources. Use of a McFarlin Library computer does not guarantee access to our subscription resources and users agree to abide by our list of approved databases contained within this guide for database access. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you are looking for additional database or print material access, we encourage you to review your library card options at your local public library, such as with the Tulsa City-County Library! Public libraries provide more electronic database access directed at consumer interests, local history or genealogy, and popular books or magazines in electronic formats.