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Library - Houston

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

Subject Librarian

Houston Library Hours


Spring 2022 9AM -6 PM M-Th & 8-5 F

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Library News and Technical Issues

Starting in March, on Fridays, 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. 

May Selected Celebrations

1 May Day

1-7 Be Kind to Animals Week

3 Eid Al-Fitir

4 National Star Wars Day 9(May the 4th be with you)

4-11th Teacher Appreciation Week

5th Cinco de Mayo

6th National Nurse's Day

7th National Barrier Awareness Day Kentucky Derby

8th US Mother's Day

13th Friday the 13th

16th US Love a Tree Day

20th National Bike to school/work Day

21 Armed Forces Day

30th Memorial Day

31st World No Tobacco 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 Houston Campus Library Overview and Tips for Successful Searches are 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.

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 Information

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

State of Texas Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Resources 

City of Houston Resources

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:


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