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.
Search the library using Summon for books, ebooks, journal articles, DVDs, and other materials you need.
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. There is no direct charge, but you may need 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 Information Desk.
McFarlin Library opened in 1930 with additions added in 1966, 1979 and 2009. It's a wonderfully challenging building to navigate.
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:
You may renew at the Check Out Desk, by phone (918-631-2873) 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.
The My Library feature includes several useful functions. Interlibrary Loan materials are NOT included.
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.
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.