45th Anniv. of Moon Landing

July 20, 2014

Today, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon and safely return to Earth.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Florida on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin ventured out5875-25 onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. The two men spent 21.5 hours on the moon before taking off from the lunar surface to meet up with Collins in the command module and fly back to Earth.

You can learn more about the Apollo 11 mission from the following resources available at the VC/UHV Library, from NASA or the National Air and Space Museum:

June 30 – July 6 Hours

June 26, 2014


The VC/UHV Library and the Victoria Regional History Center will have a change in hours from June 30 until July 6. We are altering our hours to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.

The VC/UHV Library will be open the following hours:

  • Monday, June 30 – Thursday, July 3 — 7:45 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6 — Closed

The Victoria Regional History Center will be open the following hours:

  • Monday, June 30 — 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, July 1 — 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 2 — 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 3 — 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6 — Closed

We will be open our regular summer hours starting Monday, July 7. If you have any questions regarding hours, you can always call us at 361-570-4166. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Genealogy Workshop

June 6, 2014

Victoria County Genealogical Society


Victoria College/UH-Victoria Library


Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, FNGS

Mr. Bockstruck is the former supervisor of the Genealogy Section at the Dallas Public Library. He is also a Fellow of the National Genealogical Society. Topics of the workshop include: origins of names, southern migrations (especially migration to Texas), locating documents prior to 1850, and immigration records for family history research.


Saturday, 12 July 2014

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


The Victoria College

2200 East Red River

Victoria College Student Center, Rooms A-D

Victoria, TX 77901


$45.00 registration fee. Box lunch included.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Victoria Regional History Center located at the VC/UHV Library during normal library hours. The VC/UHV Library is located at 2602 N. Ben Jordan, Victoria, TX 77901.

Space is limited!

Any questions regarding this workshop can be directed to Patsy Hand at 361-575-0049 or Doris Obsta at 361-575-4303.

Summer Session

June 5, 2014

Summer session is here! We are excited to have the students back on campus and the VC/UHV Library is ready to help you with your information needs. Since school is back in session, we’re adjusting our hours to help meet the needs of the students. summersessionbooklogo

During the summer, the library will be open:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:45 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:45 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Of course, our hours will change a little around the 4th of July and you can find those changes at http://vcuhvlibrary.uhv.edu/libraryinfo/hours.htm.

And don’t forget, if you are looking for a great book to read we have an awesome selection of fiction books in our Leisure Reading section on the 1st Floor. Or if you have a long trip planned in your car, come check out our Audiobooks in the Media Center on the 2nd Floor.

Interim Hours

May 9, 2014

Congratulations to all of the Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria graduates. Everyone in the Library is extremely proud of you and your amazing accomplishment. We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

The VC/UHV Library will be shortening its hours through the end of May. We will be open during the following times:

  • May 10 – 11: Closedbook-sunglasses-beach_h528
  • May 12 – 15: Open 8 AM – 5 PM
  • May 17 – 18: Closed
  • May 19 – 23: Open 8 AM – 5 PM
  • May 24 – 26: Closed
  • May 27 – 30 Open 8 AM – 5 PM
  • May 31 – June 1: Closed

Our Summer Hours will begin on Monday, June 2.

Preservation Week

April 24, 2014


Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. To inspire actions to preserve personal, family and community collections, the American Library Association sponsors National Preservation Week. This year, it will take place April 27 – May 3.

The Victoria Regional History Center has prepared a display with guidelines to aid individuals to protect their personal family papers, photos and books. We also have a free brochure and free bookmarks to help your learn more about storing and caring for your papers and photos.  The display is located on the first floor of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.

Barton Hollow [CD]

April 24, 2014

Barton Hollow is the acclaimed debut album of the three-time Grammy 220px-BartonhollowsongfbbAward-winning duo The Civil Wars. Amongst its twelve tracks, this CD includes the group’s haunting and memorable song “Poison and Wine” –a favorite of fans and non-fans alike. One does not need to be an enthusiast of either jazz or bluegrass, however, in order to appreciate the true artistry of this group or its music.

This album, along with many others by popular modern artists, is available for checkout in the Media Center –located on the second floor of the VC/UHV library.


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