March 6, 2014
Holy cow! Can you believe spring break is here already? Where has this semester gone?
If you are going to be staying around Victoria over the break, be aware that the VC/UHV Library hours will be changing. Our hours for spring break will be:
- Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9: Closed
- Monday, March 10 – Thursday, March 13: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday, March 14 & Saturday, March 15: Closed
- Sunday, March 16: 1 PM – 6 PM
We’ll be back to our regular hours starting Monday, March 17. You can always check our hours on the library calendar.
February 28, 2014
Hey students – did you know the VC/UHV Library has 6 study room that you can reserve for individual or group use? You can reserve a study room up to 48 hours in advance by calling 361-570-4199 or by booking online at http://libcal.uhv.edu/booking/studyrooms.
Our study rooms come with a variety of equipment so just let us know what you need or make sure to review the room descriptions before booking online.
Study rooms are available anytime the library is open.
February 3, 2014
The VC/UHV Library received forms and instruction booklets for you to complete your 2013 Federal Income Tax Return. We have the following items available for free:
- 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form
- 1040 instruction booklet
- 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents form
- 1040EZ instruction booklet
- 1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form
- 1040A instruction booklet
Additional forms and more information about filing your 2013 Federal Income Tax Return can be found on the IRS website: http://www.irs.gov. As a reminder, staff members in the VC/UHV Library cannot answer tax related questions. We suggest you seek assistance from a tax professional.
December 8, 2013
The Victoria Regional History Center is pleased to present the digitized newspaper articles of Henry Wolff, Jr. Wolff was a journalist for the Victoria Advocate for thirty years until his retirement in 2009. His “Henry’s Journal” column recounted stories of the people, places and events of South Texas, both past and present.
In 2012, a collaborative effort was begun between Linda Wolff and staff at the VC/UHV Library. With the help of volunteers, Linda began to scan the over 7,000 “Henry’s Journal” articles authored by her husband. In turn, the library is placing the digitized articles on its website along with other digital collections from the History Center. So far, nearly 1,500 “Henry’s Journal” articles are online and fully searchable.
From the tales told to him by the thousands of people Henry Wolff interviewed through the years and from his own observations and experiences, a wealth of stories emerge from his writings. Written in a light-hearted, down-home style, the articles illustrate the unique character of the South Texas region and the unpretentious, imaginative, and inventive qualities of its inhabitants.
November 18, 2013
The Foundation Center has recently changed the name of the Cooperating Collections program to the Funding Information Network. The new name is designed to better illustrate how our organization helps people find funding for their projects.
We are now known as a “Funding Information Network partner”, and we’ll be offering the same great services and trainings to assist you in your work.
Through the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library, you get free public access to Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.
To learn more about the resources available through the Funding Information Network, please contact Amanda Breu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-570-4169.
October 29, 2013
The library is conducting a user survey to gather input on the programs and services you would like to see offered in the library. The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete.
There will be a chance for students to enter a drawing to win gift cards. One Victoria College student and one University of Houston – Victoria student will have a chance to win the grand prize drawing of the Google Nexus 7. The survey concludes at the end of the 2013 Fall Semester.
Visit this page to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCSCFLL
October 25, 2013
Shop Health Insurance
There is a new way for Texans to shop for health insurance.
No one can be denied for pre-existing conditions, and many will be eligible for reduced costs based on their income and household size.
There are five levels of plans with differing premiums and deductibles: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and catastrophic.
All plans cover an essential list of health benefits: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.
You can enroll today. The enrollment period began on Oct. 1 and continues through March 31, 2014. Health insurance enrollment completed by Dec. 15, 2013 will have an effective start date of Jan. 1, 2014. Apply online at HealthCare.gov, or by phone at 1-800-318-2596, TTY: 1-855-889-4325. Residents from 36 states, including Texas, are all using the same website to shop for insurance, which means that there are some delays in the process due to the large volume of traffic on the site.
Gather the information you need to fill out your application with the checklist at http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/marketplace-application-checklist.pdf
Find answers to your questions at http://kff.org/health-reform/faq/health-reform-frequently-asked-questions/
Signing up for health insurance is not something that you have to do own your own. There are organizations in your area that will help you. Search by your zip code at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/
Check out our LibGuide on health insurance for additional resources and links.