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McFarlin Library's policy regarding electronic resource and online database access for alumni and campus visitors.

Welcome to McFarlin Library!

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 visitors one free access visit a year to view our physical collections in person.

  • Visitors with an active McFarlin Library Associate Membership and TU alumni are free to visit anytime during designated hours.

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 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., provided the library is open.

Electronic Database Usage policy for Alumni and Visitors

Many of our library databases are restricted for use by current University of Tulsa faculty, students, and staff members only. However, there are several online databases that are available to all Oklahoma library users.

  • 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.

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. 

Computers and Printing

Can I use the library computers for research?

  • The University of Tulsa uses single sign-on for all of its desktop computers. As such, the library does not have computers available for regular visitor use.

Can I use my own device for research?

  • Yes, visitors have access to the campus-wide wi-fi network which they can connect to with their own devices. Our catalog is freely searchable for anyone with an internet connection.

Can I use the printer?

  • The library's printer also utilizes single sign-on and can only be used by current TU faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Members of the public who aren't interested in the McFarlin collections and are solely looking for a space to print can do so at any of the Tulsa City-County Library locations.