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Borrowing Policy

Book Returns

Book returns are located at the circulation desk and to the left of the library entrance. An outside book drop is located on the west side of the Main Hall Building. Book returns also are located inside the Helmerich Research Center and at the south entrance of the North Classroom Building.


Loan Periods

  • Undergraduate loan period for books is 4 months.

  • Graduate loan period for books is 4 months.

  • Faculty loan period for books is through the end of current semester.

  • Staff loan period for books is through the end of current semester.

  • Video/Media check out for 7 days.

  • Tech-to-Go check out for 7 days.

Students must be currently enrolled in order to check out items. Loan periods for reserve materials is determined by faculty.



  • Library books may be renewed one time, provided they have not been requested or recalled by another library user. You may renew books online, in person or by phone at (918) 594-8130 during library hours. It is not necessary to bring the books with you to renew them in person.

  • Student and faculty book renewal period is an additional 30 days. Renewal of other items is based on the original check-out period.

  • No holds or renewals for electronic equipment.

  • Due to the purpose of reserves, neither renewal nor holds for course reserve items is available.

  • Requests for Interlibrary Loan book renewals can be made by email to the Interlibrary Loan Office at or by calling (918) 594-8138. Please allow 48 hours for a response from the lending library for granting or rejecting the renewal.


Requests and Recalls

A request can be made for an item that is checked out. It will be held for you upon return. Please ask for assistance at the circulation or reference desk.



  • Main Collection: Fines are 10¢ per day for each overdue item.

  • Reserve and Test Materials: Fines are $1 per day.

  • Interlibrary Loan Materials: Fines are 25¢ per day.

  • Electronic Equipment Materials: Fines are $25.00 per day.

  • Faculty: Faculty members are fine exempt.

  • Staff: Staff members are fine exempt.



Current students may request to transfer a balance over $5 to the Bursar's Office.


Unreturned Materials

Main collection materials: You are billed for the current replacement price of the item(s), plus a $5 non-refundable re-processing fee for each item. If a lost item is returned after being paid for, you are credited only for the replacement cost of the item. The reprocessing fee is non-refundable. ALL library users are charged for lost or damaged books checked out on their IDs. Unpaid balances over $5 are transferred to the student's Bursar's account after 30 days or at the end of the semester. If the books are returned prior to 100 days the replacement charge and processing charge will be waived and the fines are pro-rated.


Damaged Materials

If the damaged item is unusable, you are billed the replacement price of the item, plus a $5 reprocessing fee. Fees for repairable items vary based on the repair needed.


Loss of Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges can be revoked for abuses.


Any person who removes material from the library without authority, damages, or fails to return library materials can be prosecuted for library theft under Oklahoma Statute 21-1739.


Community Borrowers Privilege

Non-students who meet program qualifications can purchase a Community Borrower's Card for $25 a year. This allows them to borrow 5 books at a time. Videotapes, audiovisual materials, and electronic equipment may not be borrowed. Borrowing privileges will be revoked if books are not returned by their due date or if other library policies are not followed.

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