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Remote Library Access: Home

This guide provides information regarding the library's remote services such as links to online resources and research assistance tools.
Due to the university's cautionary measures regarding the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus, the OBU Library will be closed to the public until further notice. This was a difficult decision, but we do believe this is in the best interest of our community. We know this is a challenging and unprecedented time. Do not concern yourself with overdue library materials or fines during this special circumstance. All overdue fines will be cleared upon the return of the items once in-person classes are resumed. 

**Database Login**

If you are having trouble logging into the databases remotely, make sure you are using your OBU email address as your username and your OBU email password (the default is your OBU ID# + 6 digit birth date) as the password. If that does not work, it's ok! You will just need to contact the Help Desk and ask them to reset your account for library database access. You can contact them via email (help.desk@okbu.edu) or phone (405-585-5200).

Library Hours

While the main library is closed we will offer live LibChat service "desk" hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am - 3 pm

We are also available via email (obu.library@okbu.edu) and phone 405-585-4500

Get Online or Remote Help!

Need help getting started with your research? Citation assistance? Having trouble logging in from off-campus? Ask us! 

  • You can email us: obu.library@okbu.edu
  • Chat with library staff
  • Make an appointment with a librarian for a one-on-one research session via online call (Zoom)
  • Text a librarian: 405-638-3465
  • Give us a call: 405-585-4500

Online Materials & Tools

Interlibrary Loan

We will continue fulfilling Interlibrary Loan digital article requests at this time. Interlibrary Loan physical items will not be available for pick up while we are closed to the public. Please contact the ILL department if you have any questions (ill@okbu.edu).

Returning Materials

Library books and media, including Interlibrary Loan materials, can be returned to our book drop at the front entrance of the library or to the book drop on the back of the building off of MacArthur Street. We do not expect or ask anyone to make a special trip to return these items during this uncertain time. All overdue items and fines will be taken care of and cleared upon the return of the items when in-person classes resume. 

Course Reserves

These print materials are housed at the front desk of the library. If the library is closed to the public, these will not be accessible. It is recommended to utilize the online resources (listed above) if possible during this time. We are developing a LibGuide with a list of ebooks related to similar topics.


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