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Coronavirus Response at the OSU-Tulsa Library

Updated May 18 2020

Hours

The hours of operation for the OSU-Tulsa Library currently are:

VIRTUAL SERVICES ONLY

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Please check our hours page for up-to-date information on our hours of operation.

Services

The OSU-Tulsa Library is following the guidance of OSU administration and will minimize impact to the student as much as possible. Effective, Monday, March 16 virtual services only will be provided. The OSU-Tulsa Library is not open to the public or campus community. Chat and phone services remain available, and virtual appointments are available. Please contact us or call 918-594-8130.

The COVID-19 response by OSU-Tulsa is a fluid situation and these services are subject to change if warranted, please check this page often.

The OSU-Tulsa Library provides a wealth of journals, eBooks, streaming video and informational sources through our webpages and databases.

The OSU-Tulsa Library and OSU-Stillwater Edmon Low Library jointly license numerous databases and through this partnership there are a number of resources that have been extended. For more information please see Tulsa's guide and Stillwater's guide with temporary additional resources that are being made available.

FAQ

I have Library materials checked out. Is the Library accepting returns of materials (books, etc.)?

The library is now accepting returns through our outside bookdrop on the West side of Main Hall 24/7.  For library equipment returns please call 918-594-8130 for drop-off arrangements.   We do ask if you have been exposed to COVID-19 to hold onto the items checked-out.  Students need to be enrolled in the Summer and/or Fall semesters to continue to keep library items.

Items can be renewed online, call us at 918-594-8130, or contact us via chat or email.

When will my books be due? Will overdue fines accrue?

All items including books, media, technology and interlibrary loans are now due June 1, 2020. If your item was overdue, the Library has extended your due date and waived any overdue fines. Overdue fines will not accrue during this time.

If you have any concerns regarding overdue fines, please call 918-594-8130.

I really need a book for my research, can I still pick it up?

Until further notice, the Library will not be checking physical books out.

You have the following options:

  • Library staff will search for an alternative eBook/resource that can substitute.

Contact the Library via chat or email or call us at 918-594-8130.

What about your interlibrary loan service?

The Library is not exchanging physical books with other libraries until further notice. If you have an interlibrary loan checked out, you are asked to hold onto it until services resume.

If you need a resource that the Library does not own and interlibrary loan would have been used:

  • The Library will attempt to request electronic copies of needed book chapters or sections. Recommendation is to request a book chapter in the interlibrary loan request form. Be specific with book chapters and/or page numbers needed.
  • The Library will attempt to purchase your request in eBook format within our purchase parameters. Staff will notify the requester when an eBook version is available.

Will I be able to checkout a laptop or other equipment?   I need help with connecting to the internet.

The library does have a limited number of laptops and wifi hotspots available for students in need. To check on our current supply and make arrangements, please contact 918-594-8130 or https://tulsa.okstate.edu/library/help

If you have a laptop currently checked out, you must be enrolled for the summer and/or fall semester to extend the due date. No fines or fees will accrue as long as arrangements for extension are made. 

Please contact the library staff at 918-594-8130 or https://tulsa.okstate.edu/library/help

Can I still get reference/research help? How do I obtain research help?

The Library will be offering virtual services and virtual research appointments.

 Please complete our contact form to set up an appointment - or call 918-594-8130 for research assistance over the phone.

We offer chat reference assistance and have made plans to continue this service in the event of an unscheduled closing.

If you are unable to access full-text e-resources via the OSU-Tulsa Library, you have access to OSU-Stillwater Edmon Low Library e-resources remotely with your Okey information.

What if I need a place to study?  Will I able to type up a document or print something?

Currently the campus is closed to students, so we are unable to provide spaces for students to study at this time.  We do know that students miss the atmosphere of the library and we miss seeing and helping you. When we can open up safely, we will make sure to update our students.

There are alternatives to physically printing including print to PDF add-ons to computers and taking a photo of hand written notes and converting to PDF using free apps.  For note taking consider Evernote or OneNote as alternatives as well.  If you need further technology alternative ideas, please contact the library for further assistance.

For document creation without a laptop or computer, try creating a Google account on your smartphone and using your phone's keyboard to create a Google document.  Google interacts with smartphones and provides spreadsheets, Word and other types of documents. For short term needs this could be an alternative.   If you have a long paper to write, we might have computer alternatives for you, please reach out to us for assistance. 

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Last updated: 18 May 2020