Welcome to McFarlin Library! We have put together this guide to show you how to use the library, including how to find books and journal articles.
You can find library books by searching in our catalog. For example, if you want to find a book titled Emma, then type the word ‘Emma’ in the search box. After you find the record, write down the Library of Congress call number (a series of letters and numbers) then go to the Stacks to look for the book. Library of Congress call numbers have letters and numbers that represent basic subject areas (PR868 on the red book below) and divide the subjects into more specific categories (.S6). The third row is labeled according to the title of the book (V6), then there's the date of publication.
Ask a reference librarian at the Reference Desk if you have any questions.
Checking Out Books
To borrow a book from McFarlin Library, take your book(s) and your Student ID to the large Circulation Desk on the Plaza Level in front of the coffee shop. You can also return books at the Circulation Desk.
English Institute Books
English Institute books are located on the two short shelves at the entrance of the Study Level (past the double glass doors in front of the Reference Desk and down the stairs).
Some professors place books and required reading material on Reserve. This material has a very short check-out time, from one hour to one day. Reserve materials and a wonderful DVD collection are located on the Main Level across from TU Copy.
To search for journal articles, click on Libraries at the top of the University of Tulsa website, click on McFarlin Library, then click on Articles and Databases at the left side of the page. A list of Most Frequently Used Databases is on the right side of the page, including the popular Academic Search Complete. To locate journals by title and subject, click on Journal Titles at the left side of the page.