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Off-campus Services

Off-campus Access to databases
You must be currently registered as an OU student or faculty and have an e-mail account and password to access the databases.  These databases provide scholarly, full-text articles for research and study.  Simply go to library’s database page. Follow instructions required. Contact Chris Dewitt at 256-726-7517 or at if there is any difficulty in accessing the databases.

Research Assistance is available via the telephone whenever the library is open. You may also send requests via email to our reference librarians who make every effort to answer your questions within 8 hours. Put Research Assistance in subject line.

Rebecca Brothers 256-726-7253
Jacqueline Neath-Foster 256-726-7252
Paulette McLean Johnson 256-726-7250


Library Catalog 
Search the library catalog for books owned by the Eva B Dykes Library. The loan period for books is 2 weeks.   You may renew items twice for an additional 2 weeks each. Books and articles may be mailed to you. Reference books cannot be mailed to you.  However, a limited number of pages may be copied and sent. Please provide current OU ID number, author, title, date of publication, and any other important information about the book or journal, and a mailing address.  You are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged book. A fine of 10 cents per day per item is charged for overdue books.

Borrowing Media – DVDS are also found in the catalog and may be borrowed for a very limited time.

RENEW books online 

MyLibrary Account

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Articles\books may be borrowed from other libraries and forwarded to students in the United States. Interlibrary loan requests may take a week or more to be filled.  Books must be returned to Oakwood University in a timely manner. Articles are yours to keep. There is no charge for this service. However, you are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged ILL book.

Reciprocal Borrowing - Using your current Oakwood University ID card, students and faculty may borrow books from the J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resource Center at Alabama A&M University and Athens State University Library


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