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Library - Houston

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

Houston Library Hours

    Spring & Fall Hours   Summer Hours
  Monday-Thursday   8:00am-6:00pm   8:00am-5:00pm
  Friday   8:00am-5:00pm   8:00am-5:00pm
  Saturday    Closed   Closed
  Sunday    Closed   Closed

January 2023 Selected Celebrations

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month All Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month All Month
National Birth Defects Awareness Month All Month
National Blood Donor Month All Month
Thyroid Awareness Month All Month
World Braille Day: Jan. 04
National Marketing Day:   Jan. 11
National Pharmacist Day:  Jan. 12
National Activity Professionals Week: Jan. 22-28
National IV Nurse Day:  Jan. 25
National Activity Professionals Day:  Jan. 27
World Leprosy Day: Jan. 29
World Leprosy Week: Jan. 29 – Feb.04

Welcome to the Houston Center Library Guide!

TWU Houston's 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.

Library Services

  • Texts, media and reserve materials. 
  • Knowledgeable librarians and staff to help with research. Contact staff to schedule an appointment.
  • Guidance in obtaining borrowing privileges for other libraries.
  • Computers, scanners and printing available in the nearby Mega Computer Lab.
  • Course reserves for faculty wishing to make a personal copy or library-owned copy of a textbook available to students.

Houston Center Library Materials

The Houston Center Library Room 4132 (at the Houston campus) has books from TWU's School of Business, Department of Health Care Administration, School of Nursing, Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences, School of Occupational Therapy and the School of Physical Therapy, also.  Available for Houston TWU faculty, staff, and students to consult in the library, all of these materials (books, audiovisuals and journals) are specially selected and added to the collection by your faculty and staff. There is a pc/scanner available to print in b&w or color at the adjacent Mega Computer Lab. The Library also has Laptops and Chromebooks  for checkout.  Most of these materials are available to you to check out during hours of operation,  so come browse the different collections and see what the Houston library has to offer you.



Textbooks, reference, non-circulating, media materials, and Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

  • Search the TWU Library catalog (TWUniversal) to find books and other materials TWU libraries own HERE
  • Search WorldCat  
  • Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests to request materials not owned by TWU libraries
  • You can receive a free TexShare card to allow you to borrow from over 400 libraries in Texas by completing the form here.
  • Open RN : Additional open source Nursing books are available and funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, led by Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconson.


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.

Library Perks!


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



Need a 20 minute power nap?  Come rest in the Nap Pod located in the library.

Nap Pod in Houston ARC



Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs of Houston is a co-sponsored event by Houston's office of Student Life and the Houston Center Library. During the late fall and early spring, therapy dogs will be on campus! You will get the opportunity to learn about the purpose and value of therapy dogs in health care, including helping military veterans with PTSD, amputees, those with Alzheimer's disease, prisoners and others.