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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will have new intersession & summer hours. See details below.

Intersession I Hours

May 14 – June 6

Monday – Friday : 11am- 3pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

Summer Hours

June 7 – August 13

Monday – Friday :  9am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

Intersession II Hours

August 14- 22

Monday – Friday : 9am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

Holidays

Memorial Day- Closed
Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day- Closed
Monday, July 5, 2021

 

New Library Book Drop in the Arts District

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

Have a book to return and don’t know where to go? Look no further, a new book drop bin has been installed on the first floor of the School of Art. The project finalized late January and is now open to the public.

Spring Pop-Up Library Programming

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces their virtual pop-up programming. Each pop-up consists of curated art books on-view & fun prize drawings. So come and join in!

POP UP ART LIBRARY SCHEDULE

02.05

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Black History Month

Via Social Media

02.12

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Valentine’s Day

Via Social Media

03.08

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: International Women’s Day

Via Social Media

04.16

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Spring

Via Social Media

05.07

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Via Social Media

05.14

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: National Photography Month

Via Social Media

Updated Spring Hours

General Announcements

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library is now open with new hours until further notice. See new hours & details below.

New Hours of Operation 

Monday-Friday – 11am – 3pm

Saturday-Sunday – by appointment (Contact cwessinger@uh.edu to request or send the request here.)

***Please create an appointment with 24 hours in advanced.  Short notices will be taken into consideration, but not guaranteed.***

Holiday Hours

January 18th- Closed

Mode of service

  • The general library spaces will continue to be closed to patrons.
  • The service desk will be open in order to provide the following services.
  • Borrowing of library materials
  • Scan requests
  • Research assistance requests
  • Information and basic library instruction
  • Scans and in-depth research assistance will be delivered online.
  • Patrons may return library materials through the drop-box on the interior wall only.

Requests & Services

The library staff will continue taking requests from UH patrons and distribute any physical material by appointment, mail or send scans via email. Please submit all your requests (book pick-up/holds, scanning, or mailing) using our library request form. Only items from our collection are eligible. Items from other libraries, please visit here. Shipments will continue to be made weekly with limited staffing. We appreciate your patience.

Research assistance

  • Staff members may provide limited research assistance at the service desk, if circumstances are optimal.
  • Most research assistance will be provided virtually.
  • Patrons may request assistance with class and faculty research at archlib@uh.edu.

Reserves

  • The library staff will provide e-reserves, as usual.
  • Pdf’s will be created on request
  • Library staff will link pdf’s and e-materials to Blackboard pages, or deliver them electronically to instructors, who may deliver them via another platform.
  • We will not provide physical reserves (books/dvd’s/etc.) at this time because of potential health risks.  We will, however, make scans of readings from books that instructors require.

For questions or concerns, please email us at archlib@uh.edu.

 

New Holiday Hours and Services

General Announcements, New Service, Planned Down Time

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will open by appointment starting December 5th until further notice.

Requests

The library staff will continue taking requests from UH patrons and distribute any physical material by appointment, mail or send scans via email. Please submit all your requests (book pick-up, scanning, or mailing) using our library request form. Only items from our collection are eligible. Items from other libraries, please visit here. Shipments will continue to be made weekly with limited staffing. We appreciate your patience.

Appointment Hours

Weekdays: 9am-3pm

Saturdays: 11am-5pm

Sundays: 9am-1pm

***Please create an appointment with 24 hours in advanced.  Short notices will be taken into consideration, but not guaranteed.***

Holiday Hours

November 26th-29th: Closed

December 24th- January 3rd: Closed

January 18th-Closed

For questions or concerns, please email us at archlib@uh.edu.

 

Books + Bytes with Reto Geiser

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Reto Geiser Sept 17th, 2020 at 5pm.

Reto Geiser is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Rice University and will be discussing his experience researching, writing and publishing his book Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97151463593?pwd=TTMzTE1QcGRSVUM3eS95Vmw3WGFTQT09

Meeting ID: 971 5146 3593

Upcoming Books+Bytes

October 16, 2 pm

Ronnie Self, Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston

Author of The Architecture of Art Museums

Nov 13, 2 pm

Gail Peter Borden, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston

Author of New Essentialism: Material Architecture

Dec 4, 1 pm

Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Art History, College of the Arts, University of Houston

Author of Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network

 

Arts & Antiracism Guide Now Available

General Announcements, New Resource

A new Arts & Antiracism libguide is now available.

The guide has key information & resources in support of antiracism initiatives by Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

Thanks to the contributions of Madelyn S. Washington (Music Library) and Catherine Essinger (Architecture, Design & Art Library).

Reach out directly if you wish to contribute.

Virtual Town Hall to Go Out and Vote

General Announcements, New Resource, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

Dean Andrew Davis from the McGovern College of the Arts just announced that he will be hosting a virtual town hall Friday, September 18th at 4 pm. This in order to promote the Get out the Vote efforts to all the UH community.

This information and action campaign is kindly coordinated by Professors Karen Stokes and Toni Valle of the Dance Program in the School of Theater & Dance.

To learn more, what the college is facilitating to support these efforts click here. 

Virtual Pop-Up Library Schedule

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

 

 

Archived Virtual Pop-Up’s

September 4th

September 25th

October 2nd

October 30th

November 6th

November 20th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Art Project Coming Soon!

General Announcements, New Resource

UH Libraries Special Collections proudly announced they will be digitizing the Texas Art Project previously archived at the MFAH. The Texas Art project is a collection of visual arts history between 1978-1985 featuring women artists and artists of color. Students and scholars will soon have access to approximately 150,000 primary source images.

This project was made possible through the Texas State Library and Archives CommissionTexTreasures grant, and Institute for Museum and Library Services funding.

Portrait of Dorothy Hood in the studio (1977) | Martha Armstrong | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives

View introductory exhibit at the MFAH.

View collection list at UH Special Collections.

See more details.

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