*Welcome to Library Services

This guide will introduce you to the services available at the library.

Borrowing

You Can Take It with You

See the table below for our loan limits on various items. See also our policies on borrowing.

Loan Limits

Standard Check-out Times Items Allowed @ One Time Renewals Reserve Testing Kits Children’s Collection Laptops & Tablets
Student
(DVDs )
25
(5 DVDs)
1 Varies
Staff
(DVDs )
25
(5 DVDs)
1 Varies
Faculty Semester
(DVDs 1 week)
25
(5 DVDs)
1 Varies As Needed
OK-Share Card Holder   N/A N/A

Overdues

Courtesy and overdue notices are sent to patrons via the University’s Rangers email addresses. Failure to receive or read electronic notices is not grounds for reduction or cancellation of bills.

Items overdue will be considered lost. At that point, the library staff will levy either a replacement price for the items or the default price of $25.00 for each lost item. If the items are returned within from the date the bill was paid, the patron may request a refund of the replacement cost. Patrons with outstanding bills cannot check out materials, and the Registry Office will place a hold on their accounts. This can prevent you from enrolling, receiving a copy of your grades, or ordering your transcripts—even several years later!

To inquire about holds on your account, please contact the library.

Borrowing Materials

To borrow materials from the Northwestern Libraries:

OK-Share Library Card Program

OK-Share is a cooperative program among Oklahoma’s private and public college and university libraries that allows higher education students, faculty, and staff to borrow library materials from any participating library. For a complete listing of OK-Share member libraries, see the OK-Share Directory. Each library sets its own policies for OK-Share patrons, so borrowing privileges may differ from those at Northwestern. For information on how to obtain an OK-Share card, contact Library Services.