The Victoria Regional History Center (VRHC) will have alternate hours during October 27-31. The VRHC will be open the following hours:
- Monday, October 27: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, October 28: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, October 29: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday, October 30: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Friday, October 31: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Victoria Regional History Center will resume normal weekday hours on Monday, November 3. The VRHC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to conduct research using the VRHC collection, please call Sheron Barnes, Special Collections Librarian, at 361-570-4176.
Are you a fan of graphic novels?
We’ve recently added some graphic novels to our Leisure Reading collection on the 1st Floor. Some of the titles we have include:
- Maus by Art Spiegelman
- Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
- Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
- The Walking Dead: Compendium One by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn and Tony Moore
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by Akira Himekawa
We also have a Research Guide available about graphic novels. You’ll find it at http://libguides.uhv.edu/graphicnovels. If you want to recommend a graphic novel for the VC/UHV Library to add to our collection, you’ll find a tab on the Graphic Novel guide where you can submit the information.
“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
In honor of Labor Day, the VC/UHV Library is changing its hours for the weekend. The VC/UHV Library will have the following hours:
- Friday, August 29: Open 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, August 30: Closed
- Sunday, August 31: Closed
- Monday, September 1: Closed
- Tuesday, September 2: Open 7:45 AM – 10:00 PM
If you need to do any research this weekend, you can access our online databases at http://vcuhvlibrary.uhv.edu. And don’t forget, we have an AWESOME collection of fiction and audiobooks if you are looking for something great to read over the long weekend.
United States Department of Labor. (2014). History of Labor Day. Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm.
August Media Item of the Month – The Monuments Men
This movie follows the story of a group of Allied soldiers tasked with saving art and other culturally important items that the Germans were stealing or destroying during World War II. The movie is loosely based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. (Yes, we do have the book available for checkout at the VC/UHV Library)
The Monuments Men is a fascinating story about the passion and determination of a small group of men to save priceless works of art. The movie is eye-opening because one can see the volume of paintings, sculptures and other works of art stolen by the Nazis.
Although this group of Allied soldiers were able to save millions pieces of art, there are still hundreds of thousands of items still missing. Even today, art that was plundered by the Germans is still being discovered. The latest large discovery (approximately 1,500 pieces) of Nazi-looted art was discovered in 2012 in the apartment of a German man.
The Monuments is definitely worth watching. You can check it out from the Media Center on the 2nd Floor at the VC/UHV Library.
We understand the cost of higher education is high. Students, rightly so, want to keep their costs as low as possible. At the beginning of every semester, we have students coming to the VC/UHV Library asking if they can borrow their textbook from us. We do not purchase textbooks for the courses at VC & UHV. We can’t keep up and our budget can’t either.
There are, however, different online companies available that offer students an alternative to purchasing their textbook at the bookstore. Many of these online companies give students the option to rent their textbook. Yes, rent! That means students can order their textbook at the beginning of the semester for a price much lower than purchasing it, use it for the semester, and then send it back when they are finished.
If you are interested in renting your textbook instead of buying it, check out some of these websites below. This list represents a small percent of the companies available – you can also search the internet for more options.
Or if you do want to purchase your textbook, many of the websites listed will allow you to purchase them at a discounted price.
Links to the websites above do not constitute endorsement of any product, service, organization, company, information provider, or content. We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to the privacy, security, and accessibility policies of those other sites.