UH Libraries Guide for Faculty


A community nurtured by curiosity and creativity that drives lifelong learning and scholarship

University of Houston Libraries advances student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research.

View the Libraries Strategic Plan.

MD Anderson Library – general collections, Optometry Library (temporary)

Special Collections – MD Anderson Library second floor

William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library – Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture first floor

Music Library – Moores School of Music second floor

UH Digital Library

Health Sciences Library – coming soon to the new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2

Liaison Services is home to the subject librarians who directly support UH colleges and departmens through instruction, outreach, collection development, and research services.

The Technology Training Program offers free technology courses to current UH faculty, staff, and students.

The Digital Research Commons (DRC) is a new space and suite of services that will offer UH faculty members access to specialized digital scholarship and digital humanities tools and software, expert consultation support on the research process, and space for conducting collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects.


Off-Campus Access

To access electronic resources while off-campus, an active Cougarnet account is needed. Visit the UH Libraries website and select the resource you wish to access. You will be redirected to a log-in screen. Enter your Cougarnet username and password.

Faculty Delivery Service

Faculty can request to have library materials delivered directly to their on-campus departmental mailbox. Items usually arrive within two business days.

You may request delivery of items owned by the Libraries, or through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL is used for:

  • Borrowing materials not available from UH Libraries
  • Scanning and delivering articles to faculty and graduate students
  • Delivering library materials to distance education students
  • Lending UH materials to other libraries

To use this service, an ILL account must be created on the UH Libraries website. A Cougarnet account and UH email address are required.


Course Reserves

UH Libraries’ course reserves system is integrated with Blackboard, allowing faculty and students access to course reserves, and allowing faculty to add, edit, or organize course reserves at any time.

Research Skills Instruction
UH Libraries supports the entire student population through information literacy education and research support initiatives. Librarians partner with faculty to develop curricula, assignments, class presentations, and student learning assessments. They consult with faculty and graduate students on all aspects of the research process from the literature review to the visualization of research data, and teach nearly a thousand classes and workshops each academic year.

Research Assignment Design
Assignments that require students to engage more fully with the research process can produce better research and writing. Subject librarians are available to collaborate on creating engaging research assignments that effectively teach students about the research process.


Liaison Services offers a range of services to support the evolving research needs of faculty. We offer:

  • Data management plan help
  • Instruction to graduate students on data management best practices
  • Help in finding data repositories, citation management tools, information about impact factors, and more

The Libraries also collaborate with faculty on research and teaching projects involving GIS data, data visualization, text mining, and other data analysis and presentation activities.

Collection Support
UH Libraries welcomes recommendations for its collection from faculty. Contact your liaison librarian with recommendations for the Libraries’ collection.

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Posted on July 25th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on UH Libraries Guide for Faculty