McFarlin Library serves as the academic heart of the University. Undergraduates at The University of Tulsa have direct access to the library’s holdings of more than three million items that include more than 29,000 electronic journals, 2,000 print journals, 30,000 electronic books, digitized University of Tulsa dissertations, and over 1,000 collections of electronic reference sources and databases as well as print resources such as books, serials, government documents, microforms, maps, literary manuscripts, historical archives, and other materials.
More than 128,000 rare books and 3,500 linear feet of literary and historical manuscripts are shelved in Special Collections, located within McFarlin Library. These growing collections, focused on American, British, and Irish literature of the late 19th and 20th centuries and on Native American history and law, have achieved an international reputation in the scholarly community. This collection supports teaching and research across many academic departments and is routinely used in undergraduate instruction.
McFarlin Library houses and provides access to an outstanding energy collection, notably in petroleum. It serves the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences with more than 300,000 print items and numerous electronic collections pertaining to engineering and physical sciences. In addition, the Petroleum Abstracts Document Delivery Service, housed in the library, maintains an extensive collection of articles, papers, patents, and reports.
The Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) offers the latest of library technologies in a comfortable, spacious and attractive research environment for students, faculty and attorneys.
Patrons access any of over a hundred computers scattered throughout the facility, sixty of which are in conventional or laptop labs. With 269 network connections on tables and carrels, plus a new wireless network throughout the MLIC, our patrons prefer using their own laptops for Internet connectivity. Expanded to 52,814 square feet, the MLIC's 7 miles of shelving capacity will provide ample space for its growing print collection.