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Check Out/Circulation Services

Oklahoma City University (OCU) students, faculty, and staff, OK-Share cardholders, and courtesy cardholders are allowed to check out items from the Dulaney-Browne Library. Most items can be checked out for a period of three weeks and can be renewed four times. OCU Faculty have a check out period of five months and can borrow up to 99 items at a time. OCU Undergraduate Students and staff are limited to 15 items, while Graduate Students and Honors Students can check out 25 items and have a four-week checkout period. OK-Share and Courtesy cardholders can check out five items at one time. See the list below for items that may not be checked out.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items, reserves, and recalled items have a $0.50 per day late fee. There are no late fees on any other items. However, if an item is returned more than 30 days late there is a $15 processing fee per late item.

OCU students, faculty, and staff (including retired faculty and staff) use their OCU ID cards as their library cards. If you would like to apply for a courtesy card please visit the library circulation desk. For more information download our courtesy card policy.

If we do not have the items you need we can borrow them from another library via interlibrary loan (ILL) or you can get an OK-Share card to check out items from other libraries. To request an item via ILL please visit theILL page.

If you are interested in the OK-Share card vist the OK-Share page.

The following items cannot be checked out and are for in-library use only:

  • Periodicals
  • 2 Hour Reserves
  • Microfilm/Microfiche
  • Newspapers
  • Reference Books
  • Archive Materials
  • Any item marked "Library use Only"

    You can renew items, place holds, and recall items from the library catalog. To login visit the library catalog or for more instructions visit the renewal page.

Research/Instruction Services

Reference librarians are available to help answer individual questions as well as give private research instruction to individuals and small groups. Click here to learn more about our research services.

Off Campus Access

You can search online journals and databases from home. Just use your OCU Network username and password to login from Off-Campus.

If you are unsure of your username and password then call the help desk at 208-7777.

Click here for Off-Campus Login Access


The Dulaney-Browne Library, in partnership with the OCU faculty, provides an effective reserve material system to further the education of OCU students. Reserve materials are items professors place in the library for students to checkout for class assignments. The purpose of reserves is to make limited copies of required materials available to all students who will need them for a course. All reserve materials are located at the circulation desk.

Course Reserve Form
Search for Reserves Online by Course or Professor

Document Delivery

Faculty and staff may have materials owned by Dulaney-Browne Library delivered to their offices. By submitting a request from the DBL homepage, faculty and staff may request delivery of any book owned by DBL, and photocopies of articles contained within the library's periodical collection. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Interlibrary Loan office at (405) 208-5874.

Copying/Printing/Scanning/Faxing Services

The library has two black & white and two color printer/copiers. You can pay for print jobs or copies (40 cents per color copy and 10 cents per B&W copy) with money deposited to your ID card. One of the black & white copiers takes cash only for copies. If you need to pay cash for a printing job, you can save your file to a flash drive (the staff at the circulation desk can lend you a flash drive if you need one) and have the staff print the file for you (15 cents per B&W page, 60 cents per color page). Please note that the library can only accept cash or checks, no debit or credit cards or Stars Cash on your ID card. The copiers will also scan in black and white or color and send to any e-mail address for free. Ask for help at the library circulation desk if you need help with this feature. You can also send and receive faxes at the library circulation desk. For prices contact the circulation desk at 208-5068.

Click here for more information about printing

Other Services

Services for Patrons with Disabilities
The Dulaney Browne Library offers assistance with library services for patrons with disabilities. The type and nature of the special assistance is usually determined by the request. While most special assistance can be given at the time of the request, it may be to your advantage to make an appointment for non-routine accommodations so that we may provide timely assistance.

Email askalibrarian@okcu.edu or call 405-208-5065.

Click here for more information about library services for patrons with disabilities.

Room Reservations

Click here to view room availability. Click on the Change Date button to refresh and view the most up-to-date information.

The library has several rooms that can be reserved for use at the circulation desk (405-208-5068) or by logging into the catalog (Internet Explorer ONLY) by following the links on the Room Availability Calendar. All rooms check out for 2 hours, but may be renewed if there is no one else waiting.

  • 1st Floor Media Room (109) - Seats 1-3.  Includes TV/VCR, DVD player, record player, and cassette player.
  • 5th Floor Study Rooms (510 & 511) - Seats 1-4, If a group of 5 or more requires the room the adjoining wall can be opened to combine rooms into one.  Includes flat-screen display with plug-in for laptop (cords and/or netbook available for checkout at circulation desk).

The library has other rooms that can only be reserved in person or by telephone.  The library's 5th floor Honors Seminar Room (503) seats 24 and includes a laptop computer with wireless display, display camera, DVD player, VHS player, and 4 white boards.  Honors classes will take priority. The faculty carrels on the 2nd floor (204 and 205) may be reserved by faculty only, but students and staff may check out the rooms if there is no prior faculty reservation. The library's computer instruction lab (18 computers, maximum capacity 36) can also be reserved, although limitations apply. The Priddy Classroom and the CETL Conference room on the 2nd floor are reserved through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Consult the Room Use Policy for more information.

Safety Escorts
Safety Escorts are available through the O.C.U. Police Department. Officers will escort patrons from the library to parking lots, dormitories, or campus apartments.

Media Listening and Viewing
The library has a room available for students to watch videos or DVDs or listen to LPs or audio cassettes. Most of the library’s computers may also be used for watching DVDs or listening to CDs. Headphones are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Placing Holds/Recalls
If an item is currently checked out to another person, you may request that it be held for you when it is returned to the library. You may place a "hold" on an item by either filling out a "hold" request form through the online catalog (Click on the "Request" button) or by asking at the Circulation Desk (208-5068).

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