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Library’s Web Site
Start your library research by visiting the McFarlin Library Website:
- Access over 500 research databases that provide citations, abstract, or full‐text of online journals, magazines, and newspaper articles.
- Access Encore, the library’s catalog to find out what books (audio, online, & print) as well as videos (DVDs and CDs) are available.
McFarlin Library's collections provide access to information in a variety of formats:
- Over 920,000 volumes (includes print volumes of journals)
- Over 620,000 titles
- Over 1,000,000 e‐books
- DVDs/VHS: Over 7,500
- CDs: 10,000
- Electronic Periodicals: Over 140,000
- Databases: 597
Use the Library from Home
Off‐campus access to the library's large collection of databases and e‐journals is restricted to current TU students, faculty, and staff. You must access the databases by going through the library's website or the library's catalog.
Library Computers & Wireless Access
Wireless Internet access is available at McFarlin. For more information, including instructions on how to get connected to the wireless network, please consult the Information Services website.
Ask a Librarian!
Please contact us for more information on any of our services or resources. Our librarians will be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you in locating items or information, provide guidance in researching a topic, or assist you in using any of the print or electronic resources in the library.
- Come in person to The Information Station on the Main Level in the West Wing.
- Call the Library Service Desk: 918‐631‐2871
- Text Messaging : 224‐357‐6350 (22helpme50)
- E‐mail: Please submit your question by sending the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Help with Your Research Assignment?
Our LibGuides, offer a wide variety of subject guides that include links to relevant books, article databases, and credible web sites. These guides serve as an excellent starting point for your research needs and will save you valuable time and frustration in finding appropriate resources for your assignments.
- The Library has designated three Reading Rooms as quiet study areas. The North and South Reading Rooms are on the Plaza Level, and the third Reading Room, called the Student Study, is on the Third Floor. No talking or visiting is allowed in these rooms at any time.
- The Library has designated the Browsing Lower Levels in the West Wing as group study areas where quiet talking is allowed.
- Go to the Gray Commons on the Third Floor, directly above the Circulation Desk, for not-so-quiet group study. (But remember you ARE still in a library!)
- McFarlin provides one private group study room for current students, located on the Third Floor, next to the Helen N. Wallace Writing Center. It contains a large conference table, comfortable chairs, a large whiteboard, and power and data outlets for laptops. Contact the Writing Center to reserve this room.
Printing, Copying, & Scanning
- Photocopy machines are available on the Intermediate and Lower Levels. (Copiers for microfilm and microfiche are available only on the Lower Level at no charge.)
- The photocopy machines cost 10 cents per page. The machines will take nickels, dimes, or quarters. A change machine is available on the Intermediate Level.
- Scanners are available on the Lower Level at no charge.
Where to Check Out?
Go to the Check Out Desks on either the Plaza Level or the Main Level (West Wing) to borrow, renew, and return books and other library materials; check out reserve and interlibrary loan materials; and inquire about loan periods. Standard check out period for books for undergraduates is 28 days. You can have up to 100 books checked out at a time. You may renew your books online by using your My Library account.
Your TU Student ID serves as your library borrower’s card. Borrowable materials include books, music CDs, educational DVDs (documentaries, classic films) and popular DVDs (recent movies, TV shows).
In‐Library Use Material
Print reference books, magazines, newspapers, and reserve materials may be used in the library only.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Research materials not available at the TU Libraries can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. To request material, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form.