Circulating Books: OU-Tulsa faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students may borrow books from the Library with a valid library registration. Check-out is usually for three months; books may be renewed once, unless they have been requested by another patron. Textbooks for medical school rotations may be checked out for the length of the rotation. There is generally no limit to the number of books OU-Tulsa affiliates may check out.
No item checked out at the Schusterman Library is automatically renewed. The patron must specifically request a renewal. This applies to all books as well as technology and interlibrary loan items.
Leisure Reading: The library has a small collection of popular fiction and non-fiction books for general reading. Checkout period is four weeks, with one renewal.
Electronics: Netbooks, camcorders and other electronics may be checked out to OU-Tulsa students, faculty, and staff for one week. Items may be renewed for one additional week.
Fees for overdue technology items will begin to accrue on the 3rd day the item is overdue. These include a non-refundable $25 Lost Item Processing fee plus the replacement cost of the item. The replacement cost only will be waived upon return of the item. At 7 days overdue, an invoice for the total amount owed will be charged to the patron’s bursar account if a Norman patron. If an HSC patron, a block will be placed on the patron’s registrar account.
Reserve Books, Reference Materials and Bound Journals: These materials are available for use inside the library.
Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning: The library does not have any photocopiers available. Patrons may use one of several scanners in the library to scan print materials. Printing from the library computers, personal laptop, and mobile devices is available on a fee basis using the wepa kiosks located on the library first floor, in the Information Commons.
Services for Other Borrowers: The Library also offers borrowing privileges to OU-Tulsa retirees, current members of the Tulsa County Medical Society and affiliates of OK-Share participating libraries upon presentation of a valid OK-Share card. A limit of four circulating books may be borrowed at once; the checkout period is two weeks, with one renewal.
Members of the public and OU alumni are welcome to use OU-Tulsa books and journals inside the library during our regular operating hours. Appointments for research consultations and review of electronic articles may be scheduled with our librarians. Self-service copying of print material is also available with a per-page charge. Mediated searches and document delivery services have fees attached as well.
If we have not heard from you in 45 days after the book's due date, you become responsible for the cost of the book plus a service charge. Your library privileges, including Interlibrary Loan, will be blocked. We will send you an email invoice with the book replacement cost plus a $25 service charge per book.
At 60 days, if you have not returned the book or have failed to make special arrangements with the library, these charges will be posted to your Bursar account (for Norman-based students) or a hold will be placed on your Registrar's account (for OUHSC students), leading to possible delays in receiving grades or transcripts.
Upon returning the overdue book or paying the charges, or once the charges are posted to the Bursar, your library privileges, including Interlibrary Loan, may be reinstated.
The library is unable to issue refunds for lost materials after payment for replacement is made. Both the item replacement cost and the $25 service charge are nonrefundable, regardless of whether an item is later returned.
All notices are sent to your OU/OUHSC email address. Failure to check your OU/OUHSC email does not relieve you of the responsibility to return items on time or for any library charges.
The Lost Material policy also applies to books borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan service.
|OU-Tulsa faculty, students & staff||Retired/emeritus OU-Tulsa faculty/staff||Current members of Tulsa County Medical Society||OK Share||Non-affiliates (includes OU alumni, clinical & volunteer faculty, and general public)||Non-affiliates with prior library relationship|
|Borrowing Privileges||Yes. Unlimited. 3-month checkout||Yes. Up to 4 items at a time. 2-week checkout||Yes. Up to 4 items at a time. 2-week checkout||Yes, with current OK Share card from participating library. Up to 4 items at a time. 2-week checkout||None||None|
|In-library use of print and electronic materials||Yes||Yes, using public access computers. Limited to one hour||Yes||Yes, using public access computers. Limited to one hour||Yes, using public access computers. Limited to one hour||Yes, using public access computers. Limited to one hour|
|Off-campus access to e-journals and databases||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Mediated Searches||Free||Free||2 free mediated searches per year in one database||Not available||$30 base fee for simple search in one database. Additional charges may apply||$30 base fee for simple search in one database. Additional charges may apply|
|Printing||Self-service scanning of materials is free of charge, and can be saved to USB, e-mail, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page.||Self-service scanning of materials is free of charge, and can be saved to USB, e-mail, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page.||Self-service scanning of materials is free of charge, and can be saved to USB, e-mail, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page.|
|Article copies or Interlibrary Loan||Free||Free||3 free articles per year*||Not available||$25 base fee or cost recovery||$25 base fee or cost recovery|
(additional searching time for incorrect or incomplete citations provided for interlibrary loan)
|Free||Free||3 free verified citations per year||Not available||$7 per citation||$7 per citation|
|*Only for articles that cost the library at or below the library's standard maximum cost. Please inquire for further details|