Borrowing Privileges

Discover what materials you can check out and for how long. Learn more about borrowing privileges for specific items by clicking on each tab, or view all of your library privileges in the chart below. For information about our Late or Lost Materials Policy, please view our Policies page.

Circulating Books

OU-Tulsa students, residents, staff, and faculty may borrow books from the Library. Checkout 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 on the number of books OU-Tulsa affiliates may check out.

No items checked out at the Schusterman Library will be automatically renewed. The patron must specifically request a renewal. This applies to books as well as 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.

Reserve Books, Reference Materials, and Bound Journals

These materials are available for use inside the Library only. Visit the Front Desk to check out reserve and reference books for three hours at a time.

Technology and Board Games

Technology items and board games may be checked out to OU-Tulsa students, residents, staff, and faculty for one week. Items may be renewed for one additional week.

Fees for overdue technology and game items will begin to accrue on the third 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 seven days overdue, an invoice for the total amount owed will be charged to the patron's bursar account if the patron is a Norman affiliate. If the patron is an HSC affiliate, a block will be placed on the patron's registrar account.

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 one. The checkout period is two weeks, with one renewal.

Guests 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. Mediated searches and document delivery services have attached fees.

  OU-Tulsa Students, Residents, Staff, and Faculty Retired/Emeritus OU-Tulsa Faculty and Staff Current Tulsa County Medical Society Members OK-Share Non-Affiliates (includes OU alumni, clinical and volunteer faculty, and other guests)

Borrowing Privileges

Yes. Unlimited. Checkout time varies upon item. Yes. Up to four items at a time. Two week checkout period. Yes. Up to four items at a time. Two week checkout period. Yes, with current OK-Share card from participating library. Up to four items at a time. Two week checkout period. None
In-Library Use of Print and Electronic Materials Yes Print materials only, unless you have an existing OU or OUHSC logon. Print materials only. Print materials only. Print materials only.
Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources Yes No No No No
Mediated Searches Free Free Two free mediated searches per year in one database. Not available $30 base fee for a simple search in one database. Additional charges may apply.
Printing Self-service scanning of materials is free, and can be saved to USB, email, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page. Self-service scanning of materials is free, and can be saved to USB, email, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page. Self-service scanning of materials is free, and can be saved to USB, email, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page. Self-service scanning of materials is free, and can be saved to USB, email, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page. Self-service scanning of materials is free, and can be saved to USB, email, or the cloud. Printing is charged per page.
Interlibrary Loan or Article Copies Free Free Three free articles per year* Not available

$25 base fee or cost recovery.

Contact vicki-ford@ouhsc.edu for details.

Citation Verification Free Free Three free verified citations per year. Not available $7 per citation
      *Only for articles that cost the Library at or below the Library's standard minimum cost. Please inquire for further details.