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Current Library Services: Home

This guide provides information regarding the library's remote services such as links to online resources and research assistance tools.

We are Open!

  • The Mabee Learning Center is open with appropriate precautions in place. This includes the quarantining of materials upon check-in and sanitization of high-touch areas.
  • When possible, please use digital resources to ensure as many people as possible have access.

**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).

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

  • As of August 3, 2020, Interlibrary Loan services will be fully available. However, there will be some delays in the delivery of physical items due to library quarantining procedures both at OBU Library and the lending libraries. Resources are also more limited because some libraries have not reopened yet.

  • ILL items will be received by the library and a patron will receive an automated email that the item has arrived. ILL staff will send an additional email when the item is available for pickup after the quarantining period of 48 hours. 

  • If the OBU Library must close to the public, we will continue fulfilling Interlibrary Loan digital article requests. 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 desk of the library or to the book drop on the back of the building off of MacArthur Street.

Course Reserves

It is recommended that OBU students, faculty, and employees request scans or utilize digital copies of reserve materials whenever possible (especially for Civ and English 1153/1163 reserves) so that the information can be used by many without quarantining. We can assist in showing the table of contents of an item online and scan select chapters of that item so that the item does not need to be quarantined. The library staff member scanning the item will wear a mask and gloves.


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