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UH Students: Share Your Experience of the Coronavirus Outbreak


UH Students! Share Your Experience of the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to access the Architecture, Design, and Art Library collection


While the College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, remains closed, the library staff will distribute physical library materials to University of Houston students and employees by mail and scanned library materials by email.  UH patrons may contact to request materials from the collection.  Patrons not affiliated with the University of Houston should request materials from their home institution or public library.



Due dates for Architecture, Design, and Art Library materials have changed

The College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, is closed to the public out of concern for the safety of its students and employees.
All due dates for the library materials on loan have been changed until 8/31.  Patrons will not be charged late fees.  Students who have checked out library materials will not be kept from graduating, nor will they be kept from registering for classes in the fall.
Library materials may be returned to the book drop in front the M.D. Anderson Library.

How to return library materials during campus closure


All books borrowed from the Architecture, Art, and Design Library, as well as other central campus libraries have been renewed until the end of the summer semester.  You can log into your account to check due dates.  Click on the My Account link in the upper right hand of the website.  If you find any of your books are overdue, email the library staff at to request a renewal.

You may return library materials by mail at:

UH Libraries
ATTN:  IAS dept.
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX  77204-2000

You may also place library materials in the book drop between the Student Center and the M.D. Anderson Library  on University Drive.

Architecture, Design, and Art Library provides remote services during building closure


The College of Architecture and Design Building is now closed to students and visitors, so the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will provide services remotely until the building reopens.

All library materials loaned to students, adjunct faculty members, and external borrowers have already been renewed through 5/31. All library materials loaned to full-time faculty members will be automatically renewed in April, as usual

Materials may be returned to the  drop box located in front of the M.D. Anderson Library.


Our primary video streaming service, Kanopy, is currently slow because of its unusually high usage, but they are working to restore service. We also have other platforms that stream video. Academic Video Online, AVON, and Credo’s Complete Core Collection may have content you can use. See list at

Content in electronic databases (articles, maps, materials, reference materials) are available via links on the library website.


The library staff will continue to provide reference and research consultations via email or phone. You may contact them directly, or by using the department email,

Online research guides are available at  Search for these guides:
• Architecture resources
• Art resources
• Industrial design
• Online information literacy lessons
• Research instruction videos

Please know that we are already working with a smaller than usual staff. We can only provide scanning and consultation services between 8-5 on weekdays, at this time.

Go on a Blind Date with a Book at the ADA Library!


It’s spooky time at the Architecture, Design & Art Library!


Halloween-Mystery Book Display🎃

Come and see our spooktacular Halloween Book Display. We picked out our spookiest books, now available for check-out! No peeking, just have fun unwrapping a scary book. Do you dare to pick one up ’cause they’re cursed!

When: Month of October

Where: Architecture, Design and Art Library (inside the College of Architecture, and Design)

Open to all UH students, faculty, and staff!

Halloween Mystery Book Pop-Up + Friday Studio Sessions🎃

Come check-out our spooky pop-up & book sale table in collaboration with Blaffer’s First Friday Studio Sessions. There will be ongoing activities such as museum tours and art making. Light refreshments will be served

When: 10/04

Where: Blaffer Art Museum’s Cafe (inside the School of Art)

Time: 10-12pm

Free Event

Open to UH students, faculty, and staff!

Halloween Mystery Book-Pop-Up + Red Block Bash🎃

Come celebrate with us all the interdisciplinary arts! There will be special spooky pop-up library & book sale in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum Student Association. There will also be art making, music, poetry, free food, and giveaways!

When: 10/10

Where: Fine Arts Courtyard (inside the School of Art)

Time: 4-6pm

Free Event

Open to UH students, faculty, and staff!

Our Annual Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt🎃

Easy rules, hunt for clues, complete the phrase, and win a reward! It’s more fun when you bring your friends!

Hungry for more sweet treats? Jump on to the Halloween Bingo Night at Blaffer Art Museum for more.

***Participants who attend both events have a chance to win our final prize drawing. (Collect both stamps and submit your card to Blaffer’s Front Desk.)***

When: 10/31

Where: Architecture, Design, and Art Library (inside the College of Architecture, and Design)

Time: 1-3pm

Free Event:

Open to all UH students

Halloween Bingo Night🎃

Come play bingo with us at Blaffer Art Museum this Halloween along with other fun activities! Winners will receive a sweet reward! Costumes are welcome, so bring your friends!

**If you attended the scavenger hunt, collect the last stamps to enter our final prize drawing (submit your stamp card to Blaffer’s Front Desk)**

When: 10/31

Where: Blaffer Art Museum’s Cafe (inside the School of Art)

Time: 5-8pm

Free Event

Open to all UH students, faculty, and staff!

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 Aug 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

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