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The TCCL ILL department accepts ILL requests via OCLC (symbol: TUL), email, fax, and mail.  If you send requests via fax or mail, please enclose two copies of each request.

Our materials check out for 45 days from the date shipped. Items are generally sent with a No Renewal restriction, but requests for renewal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Renewal requests must be made via phone, e-mail, or online through OCLC.  We do not charge for loans or photocopies.

Non-circulating material includes:  genealogy, reference, periodicals, microfilm/fiche, CD-ROMs and other electronic resources (due to licensing restrictions). We DO lend audio-visual materials.

To check on material availability, you may wish to search our online catalog.

Contact us for more information or fax/mail requests to the address given below.
Our policies are also listed in the FirstSearch/WorldCat policies directory.

Interlibrary Loan
Tulsa City-County Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa OK  74103

918.549.7395 (phone)
918.549.7397 (fax)


Item limits by type are as follows (for most card types)

  • Books — 50 items
  • Video/DVD — 10 items
  • CDs — 10 items

The total number of items checked out may not exceed 50 items

Fines for books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, videos, and Blu-ray discs are $.10 per item per day with a maximum of $2 per item.  Children’s, tween, and teen books and media do not accrue fines. 

Standard replacement costs are as follows:

  • Audiobooks on cassette or CD - $21.00
  • Audiobooks on Playaway - $65.00
  • Circulating books - $21.00
  • Circulating children’s books - $17.00
  • Mass market paperbacks - $7.00
  • CD ROMs - $30.00
  • Videos, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs - $25.00

Actual replacement costs may vary.  Items that are returned missing replaceable pieces, such as DVD or CD cases or  spine labels, may be charged a $5 damaged item processing fee.

Night drops are available at all branch libraries with the exception of the Genealogy Center.

You may return borrowed materials to any Tulsa City-County Library location with the exception of the Genealogy Center.

Books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, videos, and Blu-ray discs have a checkout period of 14 days.  These items may all be renewed up to 100 times for a checkout period totaling one year.

Note that some cards and materials have additional restrictions.

Items that are renewable may be renewed up to 100 times with a checkout period totaling up to one year.  If you attempt to renew an item that has reached the renewal limit, that been reserved by another customer, or whose loan policies do not allow renewal, a message will appear informing you which titles were not renewed and why. 

Most items renew for 14 days.  The new due date will be 14 days from the date it is renewed.

In an effort to go green, the library will no longer mail notifications, effective May, 14, 2013. Please add an email address and/or telephone number to your account so that we can provide you notifications regarding your holds and other library information.

  • The automated telephone notification system will alert you when items are ready to be picked up or are overdue.
  • The email notification system will alert you when items are ready to be picked up or are overdue, and if you have outstanding fines or billed items. If you request your notification to be sent by email, you must ensure that your provider allows email from

To add or update this information:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your library card # and password.
  3. Click the “Modify Info” button.
  4. Choose your notice preference.
  5. Make sure your email address and phone number are up-to-date.

You also may sign up for an account with Library Elf to be notified of what’s due soon, overdue or ready for pickup via email, text message or RSS alerts. This service also lets you track multiple accounts.