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Library - Houston

This Guide provides Houston Library Services support for faculty, staff, and students

Subject Librarian

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Marilyn M. Goff
She, her, hers
Houston Center Library
6700 Fannin Room 4132
Houston, TX 77030-2343
Phone/Text/Fax 713.794.2481

Houston Library Hours


Spring 2022 9AM -6 PM M-Th & 8-5 F

Email staff for assistance


Library Closed 5 Sep Labor Day

Welcome back to your Library now!


Library News and Technical Issues

In Fall and Spring semesters, the Houston Library offers you TWU "Freestyle Fridays."  From 10-4 on Fridays, we will offer coloring, painting, puzzles, knitting, checkers and more to help you relax and have fun!

Remember in the event of a storm, the Houston TWU building has designated shelter in place parts of the building illustrated here

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. 

Did you know that Medicare is 57 years old?  See Medicare for information.

September Selected Celebrations

Attendance Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Civil Service Month

Healthy Aging Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

2 National Day of Vietnam, VJ Day

4-10 Suicide Prevention Week

5 U.S. Labor Day, Migraine Awareness Week

6 National Read a Book Day 

8 International Literacy Day, World Physical Therapy Day

10 German Language Day 

11 Libraries Remember Day, Patriot's Day

13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day 

15 El Grito De Dolores Hidalgo Day, Hispanic Heritage Month

17 U.S. Constitution Day

19 Talk Like a Pirate Day

20 U.S. National Voter Registration Day 


Welcome to the Houston Center Library Guide (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' Houston Library 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.

A PC/scanner is available for printing in b&w or color to the adjacent Mega Computer Lab

Find available study space in the building at the University Scheduling webpage

Personalized Houston Campus Library Overview & Tips for Successful Searches are Available On Request : Appointments also Available!

DIY Search Navigation - A Guide to Basic Search Techniques (4 min.)

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 May/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.

Get familiar with Houston TWU Library resources at these slides.

Need assistance creating search strategies? Try this DIY Searching - A Basic Guide to Search Navigation

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


Therapy Dogs Visit


On Monday 29 November, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs visited the TWU Houston lobby, sponsored by the Houston Library and Houston Student Life.  Some 100 TWU faculty, staff, and  students came to greet them and their owner/trainers and learned all about therapy dogs and their use in health care. These highly trained therapy dogs regularly visit prisons, hospitals, long term care facilities and other sites.  They help children and adults and patients suffering from PTSD, adjusting to amputations, those with emotional distress, and other conditions.


Coronavirus COVID-19 & Smallpox/Monkeypox Information

 You may request one COVID test kit per address from the United States Postal Service, starting 19 January 2022. Go to to order.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID and Smallpox/Monkeypox information

US White House statement on Monkeypox

State of Texas Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Resources and Monkeypox Resources

City of Houston COVID, Monkeypox  Resources and information on pollen and other health data


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


You need to keep healthy for success.

What is your BMI?

What annual tests do you need?

How is your diet?