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Pop-Up Library Fall Schedule


Join us every first Friday of the month during First Friday Studio Sessions at Blaffer Art Museum. Our pop-up library & book sale will just be one of many exciting activities, so come check it out! Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.



The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design and Art library welcomes the Fall 2019 semester with two brand new rare books exhibits! On the first floor, a collections of books and magazines featuring artists and works from the Maeght Foundation can be found on the south wing exhibit case. The Maeght Foundation is one of France’s most renowned art institutions and their artists include stars such as Miro and Giacometti. Also on view on the upper mezzanine area are four collotype of draped models from a 1902 book titled Draperies in Action by Charles Schnek.

You may contact Catherine Essinger for an appointment.

Student Art Reception Aug 9th


Come meet, eat & greet Emmanuel Bamtefa during his reception at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library May 9th at 12pm. He will be talking about his new exhibit CULTURE FOR THE PEOPLE on view August-October 2019.

“As an artist, I look to introduce life of a certain people that is not familiar to the western world. I want to introduce people to a major people’s way of life through imagery and abstraction using different mediums.

In this exhibition, “Culture for the People” I will focus on abstraction of reality from today’s society coming from my upbringing with the things I learnt from my perspective to things that I felt was necessary to talk about.”

Emmanuel Bamtefa

10 first guests will receive a gift

New Art & Design Supplies

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces its new non-consumable art & design supplies! The goal is to assist students who may have an economic disadvantage or in need of special supplies to complete their projects. Students may check-out these items at the service desk or ask a staff member for assistance.

Supply List:

X-ACTO Knife Sets

Comes with a variety of blade types including straight edge, general purpose, fine point, and scoring blades .

Drawing Boards

Extra large drawing surface 19-3/4″ x 29-1/2″ Adjustable height. Perfect for drawing and sketching.


Aluminum Heavy duty T-squares 36″

Architectural Rulers

Heavy duty: Laser etched scales with high grade black anodized finish.


Produces clean, neat, feather-free, accurate cuts with a single edge razor blade. Included mitre allows accurate 30°, 45° and 60° cuts.

Drafting Ruler Set

Stainless Steel Drafting set includes the following: 12 in. ruler 6 in. 45° triangle 6 in. 30/60° triangle 6 in. protractor.

Houston & Rufino Tamayo

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Two new book exhibits featuring items from the Franzheim, II Rare Books room are on display throughout the Summer 2019 semester at the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design and Art Library. On the upper Mezzanine display, visitors may find four reproductions of Rufino Tamayo paintings from a publication of reproductions titled Tamayo: 15 reproducciones. In the south wing exhibit case, visitors may also find a collection of books dedicated to some of Houston’s prominent architects, including Carlos Jimenez and John F. Staub.

Renew your books online this summer!

General Announcements

UH students, faculty & staff can renew online through their Library Catalog Account.

3 Easy Steps

  1. Log in
  2. Mark overdue items
  3. Choose between  “Renew All” or “Renew Marked”


New ADA Computer Station

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service



The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces its new ADA compliant computer station! Its special features include: a wall mount, ample space, adjustable monitor, height, and a keyboard tray that keeps everything in place. The goal is to accommodate patrons with wheelchair accessibility needs and can be located near the main entrance.

Student Art Reception May 9th

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Keep Your Books Dry!

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

Keep your books dry!

 New weatherproof  book-bags available for check-out at the Service Desk of the ADA Library.

Special Pop-Up & Book Sale 4/18

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Special Event or Display

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