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UH Music Library 2019 Holiday Schedule

Planned Down Time

The Music Library will be closed December 21st through January 1

Over the upcoming winter break, the UH Music Library will be closed from December 21 through January 1. Access to electronic resources, such as journals and databases, will remain available through the break.

Happy Holidays!

New Faculty Service: Assisted Institutional Repository Submissions

New Service

As a service to faculty, UH Libraries will process and upload your works into the institutional repository, providing free and open online access to your research and scholarship.

Click here to see how it works.

DRC Hosts Research Clusters

New Service

This fall, the Digital Research Commons will host a series of events based on various digital research methods.

To offer a comprehensive introduction to each skill set, the DRC offers events in clusters. Each cluster will consist of three consecutive weeks with a lecture, a hands-on workshop, and a colloquium at which attendees can discuss their works in progress. Future clusters will cover topics including text mining and machine learning.

Cluster One: Network Analysis, October 29 at 12 noon

The first cluster begins with a lecture from assistant professor of management Kristin Cullen-Lester of the C.T. Bauer College of Business, who will discuss “Integrating Networks and Leadership Development: Opportunities and Challenges.” Cullen-Lester’s talk will cover various kinds of network visualizations and methods of network analysis.

The next two events in the network analysis cluster are a hands-on workshop, at 12 noon in the DRC on November 5, and the colloquium, at 12 noon on November 12. The workshop will be a walk-through using current datasets on pre-configured machines. Space at the workshop is strictly limited; please email by November 1 if you would like to attend.

Network Analysis
Talk, Kristin Cullen-Lester: 12 noon, October 29
Hands-on workshop: 12 noon, November 5
Colloquium: 12 noon, November 12

Welcome Back!


We launched a new library search engine that simplifies the process of locating materials.

Updates will continue for the next several months.

How to use the new system

Questions and feedback

Search feedback survey

UPDATE: New Library Search Platform

New Service

Dear Music Library Patrons,

We are excited to announce that UH Libraries will move to a new search platform and catalog interface at the end of July. Overall, this will change how the main search on the library website functions and how you search for materials such as books, scores, and articles through the library.  You can find out more information now, and get more specific details over the next couple of weeks, from our user guide

How will this change impact you?

  • If you link to specific books/resources in Blackboard or your course syllabus, you will need to update those links post-July 23rd (old links will work until Aug 30th to give you some time to transition, but they will stop working at that point)
  • Your library account for book checkouts will change interfaces
  • You will probably want to test out the new search to see if there any changes that you or your students need to know

What isn’t changing? These things will remain the same:

  • Our ILL system, through which you can request articles, books, and other materials which UH doesn’t have access to
  • Searching for articles or data through specific databases such as JSTOR, Science Direct, or EEBO

Who can you contact if things aren’t working after July 23rd?

  • You can always ask for help in the music library, but if you’d like to reach out directly then the person to contact is Lee Hilyer (

If you have questions, please feel free to pay us a visit. The music library staff is happy to chat further with you to understand any questions or concerns that you might have.

New Library Search Platform Coming Soon

New Service

This summer, UH Libraries will be implementing a new search platform that will provide a catalog with enhanced functionality. The change is expected to go live July 23, 2019.

We are very excited to introduce this new search platform called Alma. It offers all of the searching functionality of our current catalog, and will provide more effective access to all of our resources.

Information about changes and new features will be posted soon. How you access your library account, and what materials you can access, will not change.

Alma has been implemented by major research libraries across North America, including Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of Southern California, and University of Iowa.

If you have any questions about the new search platform, please contact user experience coordinator Daniel Pshock or head of Information and Access Services Lee Hilyer.