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Library Resources for Alumni

Welcome back, alumni! Alumni of the University of Tulsa are entitled to a complimentary card which allows individual access to the building. Alumni cards do not expire.

COVID-19 Update for Alumni Access. (Updated 8.18.21)

The McFarlin Library is currently not open to non-TU visitors according to campus policy. This includes alumni who are not current TU students, faculty, or staff. During this time, all alumni library computer accounts will be temporarily disabled until the library is fully reopened to off-campus visitors.

We realize that access to our electronic research materials in the McFarlin Library’s collection is a heavily utilized alumni benefit, and we apologize that we are currently not able to honor this access at this time.

As a compensation, the library would like to extend complimentary circulation privileges for all TU alumni during the time of the pandemic. Following is a summary of the privileges we would like to offer you during this time:

  • TU alumni can apply for complimentary circulation privileges to check-out materials from the McFarlin Library during the entire duration of the pandemic.
  • Circulation privileges do not include media items, interlibrary loan, or remote access to the databases, and individuals can have no more than 10 items checked out at one time. See our FAQ for more information.
  • Requests to checkout library materials can be made online at
  • Entry to the library is limited to picking up requested materials at our Plaza Circulation Desk. Extended visits beyond picking up materials is not currently allowed.
  • Masks are required at all times on campus.

To apply for the TU alumni pandemic circulation privileges, please email