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Closure due to the hard freeze


Due to the inclement weather, the Music Library will be closed on January 16, 2024.


If you would like to contact the music library staff, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to


We look forward to seeing you soon!


Happy New Year!

Closing at Noon on Friday, November 10

Planned Down Time

The Music Library will close at noon on Friday, November 10th.

Please send your questions to,

Madelyn Shackelford Washington



Madelyn Washington on Christopher Myers: Afro Syncretic Connections

Special Event or Display

Join the Head of the Music Library, Madelyn Shackelford Washington for a free gallery tour in the Blaffer Art Museum on Thursday, August 24 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Stay for conversation and lunch.

Madelyn Shackelford, Christopher Myers, afro syncretic

Important Change to EBSCO Content Links


An important change in access to EBSCO journal and database content has been activated, affecting direct links in syllabi, handouts, bookmarks, and other course materials.

Your saved links expire August 31, 2023. To ensure continued access, UH faculty are encouraged to immediately update any direct links in your materials (instructions below). This includes the affected databases, and any links or “permalinks” you may have used to access full text articles or journals that are provided through these EBSCO databases.

We regret the timing of this update, however EBSCO recently informed us that, due to a licensing change that goes into effect September 1, 2023, all of our links must be updated. Links are already updated on Libraries systems, including the website, subject and class guides, and course reserves. UH Libraries remains committed to ensuring continued access to this critical content and is working quickly to ensure seamless access through our systems for the beginning of the semester.  

Update your saved links using the following steps below: 

Update direct links to individual databases 

Step 1: Access the Libraries’ A-Z databases list 

Step 2: Find the database you intend to use and access from there 

Update links for journals 

Step 1: Access the Libraries’ Journal Title search 

Step 2: Search for the journal title of interest 

Step 3: Click on the Permalink button on the journal record, and copy the link 

Update links for articles 

Step 1: Access the article via the search box on the Libraries’ homepage  

Step 2: Search for the article title of interest and select it 

Step 3: Click on the Permalink button on the article record, and copy the link 

Journals and articles may be available from multiple vendor platforms or providers. For example, a specific journal may be provided by EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.; you may have multiple options to link to when performing these searches. 

While rare, certain kinds of hyperlinks (such as saved filtered searches) may need to be manually recreated to ensure correct link resolution, and these suggestions do not cover all hyperlinks that may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact 

To avoid having to update links in the future, we recommend that you access databases via the Libraries’ A-Z databases list and include your article readings via course reserves. 

We appreciate your understanding at this busy time in the year and we wish you a great start of the new semester.

UH Theatre Students Design Course Reading List



Theatre students visited University of Houston Libraries Special Collections to access the archives and take part in a reimagined way of learning.

Elizabeth Coen, PhD, assistant professor and head of the MA in Theatre Studies at the UH School of Theatre and Dance, collaborated with Madelyn Washington, head of the Music Library, and Mary Manning, university archivist, to plan a co-curricular experience for 29 students that involved an assessment of playbills and marketing materials from theatre productions of the mid-to-late 20th century, with the goal of developing a list of plays that would be read collectively by the class.

Read more about this collaboration here.


Hard Freeze Expected – Music Library Closure


Due to the coming inclement weather, the Music Library space will close today, December 22, at 5:00pm


Remote services will be available Friday, December 23 (8:00am-5:00pm)


If you would like to contact the music library staff, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to


We look forward to seeing you when we reopen January 2, 2022.


Happy Holidays!

2022 Library Excellence Awards


2022 Library Excellence Awards

University of Houston Libraries celebrated its high-performing employees at an awards ceremony this week. The Library Excellence Awards, now in its 22nd year, recognizes librarians and staff who achieve meritorious work goals and embody organizational values of collaboration, empathy, and creativity. Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair Athena N. Jackson opened the Moon Day-themed event, held in-person at the MD Anderson Library Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion and via Zoom, with praise for all Libraries’ employees and their agility during the intentional restructure of the Libraries to better align with the University’s mission and vision.

This year’s John P. McGovern Outstanding Student award recipient is Ricardo Jimenez Montoya, a doctoral student at the Moores School of Music. Montoya’s positive attitude has made a strong impression on colleagues at the Music Library and fellow students engaged in music performance, scholarship and beyond. As a way to increase the audience for Music Library social media content, Montoya created reviews and recommendations for digital display in both English and Spanish. As a violin player in the Mariachi Pumas and instructor at the Suzuki Academy of Music, Montoya is an in-demand practitioner-educator.

Eric Larsen is the McGovern Staff Rookie of the Year. Larsen is excellent at assisting music library patrons  with using databases and other library resources, teaching methods of conducting research in a library, and leading library staff to complete special projects. After the pandemic changed the nature of the workplace, Larsen seized the opportunity to pivot by providing a high-level of customer service in a hybrid-flexible environment.

Come by the music library to congratulate Eric & Ricardo on their tremendous accomplishments!

Updated Study Space


The University of Houston Music Library has a sleek new look.

Research, relax, refine, and recharge at the transformed study space located in the Moores School of Music.

music library furniture

pub chairs

comfy chairs

Emergency Water Closure


The Music Library space will close today, November 3, at 5:30pm


Remote services will continue until 8pm.


For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to


More updates are forthcoming.


Take Good Care.

Water-Related Emergency Music Library Closure – April 15


The Music Library space will close today, April 15, at 11:00am


Remote services will continue until 5pm.


For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to


We look forward to seeing you back in the library tomorrow, April 16th at 8:00pm!!


Take Good Care.

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