Libraries

At UH, we are shaping a community of lifelong learners who enhance human potential and knowledge enterprise. That quest for knowledge begins at the UH Libraries.

The UH Libraries’ mission is to advance student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research. UH Libraries are the information powerhouse that drives our Tier One research university; more than two million visitors use the library each year, and more than three million volumes are available to members of the UH and Houston community.

But 21st century learning doesn’t revolve around books and digital information alone: as a center for knowledge, UH Libraries’ role includes teaching students about the best methods to synthesize their learning and present new ideas in ways that are both compelling and comprehensible.

Libraries on campus include the M.D. Anderson Library, William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library, Music Library, Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library, and O’Quinn Law Library. Numerous Special Collections draw researchers from around the world. From digitizing historic records to acquiring state-of-the-art research tools, UH Libraries foster creativity, preservation and innovation for our campus, Houston neighbors, and global community.

All great cultural and learning institutions, libraries included, succeed because donors know that their funding is deeply valued, transformative, and critical to community success. The UH Libraries’ fundraising goals include:

  • Transforming library spaces to reflect evolving modes of learning & scholarship
  • Positioning UH Libraries as a leader in student success
  • Positioning UH Libraries as a leader in research productivity
  • Assuring the quality and relevance of collections for our campus and global communities

For more information and to view UH Libraries’ strategic plan for 2017-2021, visit their website or give to the UH libraries today.

UH College of the Arts Recipient of $20 Million Gift from John P. McGovern Foundation

Former UH art student Kathrine G. McGovern has made an incredible commitment to the UH College of the Arts: a $20 million naming gift. The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is the first college at the University named after a former student, and also the first named after a woman.

Endowments Create Legacies for Women in Pharmacy

To honor the impact of women have made and continue to make in the pharmacy profession, endowments have been created in their name to support scholarships and new facilities. In particular, facilities in the new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II (HBSB II) will showcase their legacies. Contributions can be made to all three endowments directly, or a similar gift can be made in honor of someone important to you.

Strong Community Partnership Makes Philanthropy Succeed

On February 16, 2017, members of Project Row Houses, UH faculty and staff, and the surrounding community gathered in the historic Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward to celebrate the recipients of the first two Project Row Houses Fellowships.