Library Delivery Service

Who is eligible for Library Delivery Service?

Students currently enrolled at Odessa College. Items may be mailed to the student’s home or to his/her nearest OC Extension Center. For students who have disabilities please contact Linda Harris, or call (432) 335-6639.

Materials available for distance learners and for delivery.

A large portion of Odessa College’s resources are available online through Super Search. Super Search is the link for students to access all journal articles digitally. This allows students immediate access to materials for their studies. Odessa College also has a large number of books available digitally for students as well.

For those materials not available digitally, Odessa College does offer the service of photocopying sections of books (30 page limit). No more than one chapter from a book can be sent due to copyright restrictions. The library must own the book in order to send it. Non book materials (i.e media) cannot be requested. Distance students using the delivery service may only have two books checked out at a time.

How are the items sent?

Non digital library books will be sent by US Postal Service, normally within two business days of when the order is received. Chapters from books will be mailed or emailed (PDF file).

The checkout period for books for distance students is 28 days with one renewal. (Providing there is not a hold on the item) No books will be mailed within 28 days of the end of any semester; however, photocopies of chapters or articles can be sent until Finals Week. Photocopies do not need to be returned.

How do I renew?

Books may be renewed online as long as they are not overdue. If items are overdue, the student must call or email the library at 432-335-6640 or

How do I request items to be mailed to me?

Students should fill out a Distance Learning Material Request Form. Submit one for each article or book.

What is the cost for delivery service?


Domestic and APO/FPO addresses: $2.00, plus $0.50 for each additional item mailed in same package.

International addresses: $4.00, plus $1.00 for each additional item mailed in same package.

Make out a check or money order in US dollars to Odessa College and send separately or enclose with books when returning them. For information on paying by credit card, please contact the library at 432-335-6640 or email Linda Harris at Lost/damaged books or unpaid fees will cause a block to be placed on the students records. All outstanding books or fees for the library need to be resolved before transcripts are released.

How do I return the books?

The returning postage is the responsibility of the student. Please wrap books securely and return to:

Circulation Dept.-Odessa College LRC

201 W. University Blvd.

Odessa, TX 79764-7127

Students are responsible for books checked out until they are checked in again at the library. Please insure the books in order to help track any lost materials. The library recommends that US residents return items via UPS due to the automatic tracking and $100 insurance per package.

What if the OC Library does not own the item I need?

TexShare: Residents in Texas may use the TexShare card program to check out materials from any participating academic or public library in Texas. Students in good standing with the Odessa College library may request a TexShare card to be mailed to them. Please call the library at 432-335-6640 or email,, or Many other states offer reciprocal borrowing programs similar to TexShare. Students outside of Texas should contact their local public libraries for information. Community users must get their TexShare card from their public library.

Interlibrary Loan:

Books are not available through our Interlibrary Loan service for mail delivery to distance students. The OC library must own the book in order to send it. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at your local public library.