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Intersession hours at the Architecture and Art Library


December 8-22:  8-5 on weekdays; closed weekends

December 23-January 1:  Closed

January 2-8:  8-5 on weekdays; closed weekends


Thanksgiving Hours at the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library


The Jenkins Library will be open from 8-5 on Wednesday, November 27th.  It will be closed Thursday-Sunday, but will resume normal hours on Monday, December 2nd.

Proceedings of the Art of Death & Dying Symposium now available online


The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the Art of Death & Dying Symposium, organized by the UH Libraries in 2012, are now available via the Texas Digital Library. You may access the proceedings here:

Seeking ambassadors for the library


We are looking for student ambassadors, who can advise the library on collections, services and promotions, and help the library communicate with other students and alumni. Spaces are limited to 10 students from each major field of study. We have enough participants from architecture and interior architecture, but are still looking for students in other majors.  Consider joining if you are looking for opportunities to:

· Serve as a student leader.

· Make library services more student-centered.

· Help the librarian develop the library’s print and online collections.

· Build your resume.

· Network with other students and alumni.

· Help your fellow students find and access information needed for their research.

The ambassadors will work with the library staff to develop activities and a schedule for the academic year. We anticipate no more than one meeting a month or less, under normal circumstances.

If you are interested in serving on the first Student Ambassador Board, please contact me at by Thursday, October 31st. Please include the following information in your message:


Email address

Phone number


Classification (freshman, junior, graduate student, etc.)

New link for Course Reserves


Click here.

Visit the Reading Nook at the Blaffer Art Museum


The Blaffer Art Musuem now hosts the Reading Nook in collaboration with the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library,  a companion reading space within the museum to complement exhibits.  On a rotating basis, the museum features selected books which viewers are invited to read during visits.  Books that complement the current exhibits are selected to provide museum visitors with a way to deepen their perspective of the exhibitions’ concepts, philosophy, and aesthetics.The Reading Nook may contain recommendations by exhibition curators, museum and library staff, and exhibiting artists. The complete selections are featured on a Library Guide, and are categorized, so that you can easily find topics that match your interests.

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Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color on display


The Jenkins Library’s copy of Interaction of Color will be on display through the academic year.  Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 sizable color plates, Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education.  Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles.  Each of Albers’ lessons will be exhibited on the upper mezzanine floor for a week.  Come to the library regularly to see the plates as he intended them.  Reprinted editions may be borrowed from our general collection.

Summer Hours


8-5 on weekdays

1-5 on Saturdays, following Intersession

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