Do you teach classes on how to use the library and its resources?
Yes, McFarlin Library has a very active instruction program and offers instructors at the University the opportunity to bring their classes to the library for training in the use of library and information resources relevant to the needs of students in specific courses. Library classes train students in such areas as proper research techniques, evaluation of information sources, and using both traditional print sources and online databases. For more information please see the Instruction LibGuide or contact Lisa Grimes, the Student Success Librarian, at 918-631-5401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I recommend a new book to the library?
See the library's acquisitions department page for information about requesting new books.
Each request is taken under consideration by the department head.
Please be aware that your suggestion will be evaluated based on the library's collection development policies and current budgetary constraints.
What help is available to me in using the library?
There are several places where you can find help in the library:
Does McFarlin Library have an online reference service?
What are the policies regarding use of the "Ask a Librarian!" service?
The "Ask a Librarian!" reference service is available only to current students, faculty and staff of The University of Tulsa.
Whenever possible a professional librarian will respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). Questions sent to us on a University holiday or over a weekend will not reach a librarian until the next regular business day.
Questions should require short, specific answers, for example:
If your question is more complex or time-consuming please visit us in person or call 918-631-2871 to discuss your question with a librarian.
What is My Reading History?
My Reading History maintains a list of materials that you check out, even after the materials have been returned. You can find it by logging in to your My Library account.
How do I opt in for My Reading History?
In your My Library account, click the "My Reading History" link. A button "Opt to View Your Reading History" will be displayed. Click the button to begin tracking your reading history from that moment forward.
What are the implications for My Reading History in terms of confidentiality and the PATRIOT Act?
Library patrons need to be aware that using My Reading History means this information is being stored on the library server. If we are served with a subpoena, Reading History information might have to be surrendered to law enforcement officials.