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Academic Resource Center - Houston

This Academic Resource Center (ARC) Guide provides Houston Library Services support for faculty, staff, and students

Houston ARC Hours


June 1, 2020-

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Library News and Technical Issues

The TWU library homepage, the Twitter handle @TWULibrary and the Facebook page show updates on library news, as well as reports on technical issues and content changes regarding library resources. Databases may have temporary downtimes. 

National Library Week

April 4-10, 2021

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

State of Texas Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Resources 

City of Houston Resources

During the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the following resources are available to you, free, courtesy of these vendors:

Library (regional) COVID-19 changes, closures, borrowing, lending and more resources at:

National Center for Post Traumatic Distress is at the US Veteran's Administration for everyone to access:

The TWU Libraries are extending due dates for all books that are currently checked out to our students, staff, and faculty.   If you have an item checked out from TWU Libraries that is not a book, please contact the TWU Libraries Access Services Department at 940-898-3701 for assistance. 


Welcome to the Houston ARC LibGuide!

Houston's TWU ten story campus building in foreground at the corner of Main, Holcombe and Fannin,

in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world.

Welcome to the TWU Libraries' ARC Subject Guide!

Houston campus faculty, staff and students have new texts, media, reserve materials,

librarians and knowledgeable staff to help you.

You can also obtain borrowing privileges to other libraries by visiting us in room 4132.

Click HERE for an ARC Overview and Tips for Successful Searches!


Faculty & Staff Course Reserves Click HERE!

Houston Campus Manager

Campus Manager Carlos Da Silva, born in Brazil, is a manager  in TWU's Office of Information Technology - Houston and is Campus Manager for the Houston Campus. He is happy to hear from students, faculty and staff regarding any issues. His office is located in room 4110, tel. 713.794.2118.

TWU Libraries Strategic Plan

TWU libraries have a mission statement, a strategic plan, and other related data illuminating how we serve you in accordance with the University's strategic plan documentation.


Be sure to attend TWU Orientation classes on your library services in August, January and June. A special welcome to new and returning students and a reminder to Dietetic Interns that we are available for appointments and walk-in help.

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Area Agencies

Brazoria County Health Department                                             Chambers County Health Department

City of Houston Health Department                                              Dallas County Health & Human Services

Fort Bend County Department of Health and Human Services    Fort Worth County Public Health Department

Galveston County Health District                                                  Harris County Area Agency on Aging

Montgomery County Hospital District