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2012-2013 Catalog

VC/UHV Library

2602 N Ben Jordan, Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 570-4177
Fax:  (361) 570- 4155
Email:  askalibrarian@uhv.edu



The VC/UHV Library is a joint library serving the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College.

The Library’s main collection contains over 178,000 print volumes, and over 23,000 items in microform.  Electronic resources feature access to over 64,000 electronic books, 35,000 full-text journals and magazines, and over 115 research databases.  The Library also maintains a collection of state-adopted textbooks and curriculum materials.

The Victoria Regional History Center (VRHC), located on the second floor of the Library, houses books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and archives relating to the history of the Victoria region and the state of Texas.  The VRHC also serves as a depository for non-current, historically valuable county records of Victoria and surrounding counties.

The Media Center, on the second floor of the library, houses the audiovisual collection.  This collection includes audio books, a feature film collection, music CDs, and an extensive video tape and DVD library.

Through the Library’s membership in TexShare, students may borrow materials from college, university, and public libraries throughout the state of Texas.  Participation in AMIGOS Library Services and OCLC provides access to interlibrary loan services, which is provided to students and faculty at no charge.

The Library occupies an attractive three-story building on the west side of campus.  Library facilities include an auditorium, conference and group study rooms, media viewing rooms, study carrels, leisure reading areas, and space for individual study.
Professional librarians are available to assist in locating information and using the Library’s resources.  Research assistance is available in person, via email and chat.  The Library also has a full program of library instruction.
Library staff at the UH System Center at Cinco Ranch provides additional assistance.  Library service at the University of Houston Sugar Land Campus is provided by Fort Bend County Library University Branch on the UHSL grounds. 

Over forty computer workstations provide access to the Internet, research databases, and reference materials, as well as word processing and other office applications.  Wi-Fi access is available.  All students, including off-campus and online students, may access the Library’s electronic resources and many of the Library’s services through the library web page (http://vcuhvlibrary.uhv.edu).