Are private study carrels available?
Yes. These are located on the Fifth Floor outside of Special Collections. All but one are assigned for the year beginning with the start of the Fall Semester in August. Applications for a year-long assignment of a study carrel should be turned in to the library administration during the summer. Call 918-631-3552 for more information.
One of the study carrels is reserved for daily use. You may "check-out" this carrel for no more than 24 hours at the Check Out Desk. Call 918-631-2873 for more information.
Where are the copiers located?
Photocopy machines are available on the Intermediate and Lower Levels. They may be used to copy pages from books, journals, or any other paper material. (Printers for microfilm and microfiche are available only on the Lower Level.)
The photocopy machines cost 10 cents per page. The machines will take nickels, dimes, or quarters. A change machine is available on the Intermediate Level.
Please report any problems with the machines to the Check Out Desk.
How much do copies cost?
Photocopies cost 10 cents a page. There is no charge for copies made from microfiche or microfilm.
Where can I get change for the copiers?
If you need to make change (none of the copiers accept paper bills) there is one change machine available in McFarlin Library on the Northeast corner of the Intermediate Level next to the copy machine.
The change machines will make change from one dollar and five dollar bills.
Do you have any color copiers?
There are no color copiers or printers in the library.
How much does it cost to print from the computers?
All TU students may print 1,000 black and white pages per semester at no charge. This quota applies to all computers and computer labs across campus, including those in McFarlin Library. Your usage is tracked whenever you're logged in on the campus network.
Where is the quietest place to study?
The Library has designated the three Reading Rooms as quiet study areas. The North and South Reading Rooms are on the Plaza Level, and the third Reading Room is on the Third Floor.
There is also one individual study carrel on the fifth floor which can be checked out at the library's main desk.
Is there any place that I can study with a group?
The Library has designated the Study Level, Lower Level, and Gray Commons as quiet talking study areas. McFarlin also provides two private group study rooms for current students, located on the Third Floor next to the Helen N. Wallace Writing Center and on the Lower Level.
Check this guide for our group study room policy.
Where are the restrooms?
Where is the Lost and Found?
At the Check Out Desk. Periodically Campus Security picks up unclaimed items from the library's "lost and found" and adds them to the central lost and found service in the Security office at 2819 E. 10th Street. For more information on the library's lost and found call 918-631-2873. For information on the University's lost and found call 918-631-2571.
Can I get something to eat or drink in the Library?
Vending machines for soft drinks and snacks are available on the Plaza Level of the Technology Wing.
We also have the Cort and Martha Dietler Café on the Plaza Level near the Check Out Desk. This café features organic coffee and snacks, including muffins, doughnuts, salads, sandwiches, and more!
Are food and drink permitted in the Library?
NO drinks or food are allowed in the computer labs or classrooms.
Drinks are allowed in most areas of the library. Food is only allowed in the Cort and Martha Dietler Café area and the Gray Student Commons Area.
What is that fascinating sculpture in the courtyard?
The sculpture is called "Apogee". Originally a fountain, it was cast in bronze at the University's Art Department by faculty member Chuck Tomlins from the design of Don Merrill, artist/designer of McCune McCune and Associates. The late J. Paschal Twyman and his wife commissioned the sculpture and donated it to the University. Dr. Twyman was president of TU from 1968 to 1989.
Is there a video phone in the Library?
There is a video phone in the Gray Student Commons Area on the third floor.
Is there a scanner in the Library?
There are two scanners on the Lower Level to either side of the staircase.