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Graduate Student Library Resources & Services: Home

This guide is an introduction to the resources and services available to graduate students at McFarlin Library.

Welcome to McFarlin Library

Drawing of McFarlin Library from 1957 Kendallabrum

The primary goal of the McFarlin librarians is to assist members of The University of Tulsa community with their library and research needs. This guide is an attempt to bring together the most pertinent information for our graduate students to help them with their academic pursuits.

Please contact Charles Brooks if there are any other points you'd like to see added to this research guide.

Summon Quick Search

Search the library using Summon for books, ebooks, journal articles, DVDs, and other materials you need.


Research Help Form

The library is offering Virtual Research Appointments to help with finding resources, refining your search question, or assistance with any other research questions.

Fill out this form to request a video appointment with a librarian.


A combination printer, scanner and photocopier is available for student use on the Browsing Level in the West Wing of McFarlin Library.  This device will print color copies.  Use the link below for information on how to sign in to your PaperCut account.

If you have any problems or questions using the printer, please feel free to page the library staff for assistance or ask for help at the Plaza Level Circulation Desk.

IT Help Desk

Printing on Campus

Building maps

McFarlin Library opened in 1930 with additions added in 1966, 1979 and 2009. It's a wonderfully challenging building to navigate.

Borrowing Materials

McFarlin Library's bookstacks are fully open to students, faculty and staff. 

The library also offers a retrieval service.  If you need a book or books you may fill out the online book request form.  Library staff will retrieve the book(s) you need for you to pick up at the Plaza Level Check-out Desk.

Your TU ID card serves as your library borrower’s card.  You MUST have your TU ID card with you in order to check out any materials. Circulating materials include books, music CDs, educational DVDs (documentaries, classic films) and popular DVDs (recent movies, TV shows).

Check out times for grad students:

  • Books - 90 days with opportunity for 3 renewals.  Maximum of 200 books checked out at a time.
  • Media - 14 days. This includes DVDs, CDs and VHS.  Maximum of 10 media items. Renewals allowed.
  • Reserve materials - 2 hr. in library use only; 1, 3, 7 day checkout.

You may renew at the Check Out Desk, by phone (918-631-2873Call Us!) or through your "My Library" account

Books can be recalled after 14 days. You may ask the Check Out Dept. to put a hold on a book so that it will come to you as soon as it's returned.

Print magazines/journals/newspapers and materials from Special Collections do not circulate.

All TU students have access to the Law Library (MLIC) and may check out most items available there. MLIC may have slightly different policies about length of checkout.

More detailed information is available on the FAQ.

'My Library' features

The My Library feature includes several useful functions. Interlibrary Loan materials are NOT included.

  1. It allows you to see what books you have checked out.
  2. Renew your books without coming into the library
  3. Save searches
  4. Keep lists
  5. Reading history (You must 'opt in' to use this feature. After that, any book you check out through our library will appear in your history. You can delete any book or opt out at any time. Sorry, but ILL books are not included since they are checked out independently.)
  6. New book notification (If the "Mark for Email" column is checked, the system will automatically re-run your search at the first of each month and send you an email notification of any new books or other items acquired during the previous month that matches your search criteria.  You may remove the search at any time by clicking on the "Mark to Remove" button and then clicking on the 'Update List'   button. Be careful of the Clear All Searches button.)

Helen N. Wallace Writing Center

The Helen N. Wallace Writing Center offers one-on-one assistance with writing projects to all University of Tulsa students.

The Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of McFarlin.   Call 918-631-3131 or go to the Writing Center website to make an appointment.

Acquisitions Request

**Acquisition purchases are currently on hold** If you have any questions please contact Jill Krefft.

McFarlin encourages current TU faculty, students, and staff to recommend materials for the library to acquire. Please use the online form below to submit requests. Suggestions will be evaluated based on the library’s collection development policies and current budgetary constraints. 

Electronic Resources Librarian

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Charles Brooks
McFarlin Library,
The University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104-3123