National Reading Month

March 4, 2015

It’s National Reading Month.  The weather has been gray and gloomy – perfect for curling up with a good book.

UNESCO reports that in 2013 there were 304,912 books published in the United States, putting us just behind China as the world leader – and no, the VC/UHV Library doesn’t have all of them.41QhgNOxSqL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

However, we have a lot and can get you even more – just ask.  The service is Interlibrary Loan.  It is free to students, faculty and staff.

Meanwhile, share what you are reading with us.  We’ll post it on Facebook.

Publisher’s Weekly reports that the favorite fiction category among readers is mystery and suspense.

Some Library staff have reported in on their current reading choices:

Amanda Breu (Instruction and Outreach Librarian) – Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Allyson Hibbard (Cataloging Assistant) The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What women Should Know by  Katty Kay and Claire Shimpan; Saga: Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples; Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann

Grant Shaw (Web Services Librarian) – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien; The Faerie Queen by Edmund SpenserAmericasBitterPill

Karen Locher (Associate Director) – Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson

Jennifer Foster (Electronic Services Librarian) - America’s Bitter Pill by Steven Brill

Greg Garcia (Circulation Supervisor) – Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Weisiger Collection

February 4, 2015

Sidney R. Weisiger Collection

The Sidney Roper Weisiger Papers is a collection of notes, photographs, manuscripts for published articles, correspondence, and other miscellany weispic2produced by the lifetime research of local historian, Sidney R. Weisiger. He devoted himself to genealogical and historical research on the people and places of the Coastal Bend Region.

To learn more about the Sidney R. Weisiger Collection, please visit the Victoria Regional History Center website. The Regional History is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Questions regarding the Weisiger Collection or the Victoria Regional History Center can be directed to Sheron Barnes, Special Collections Librarian, at (361) 570-4176.


Journey Stories

December 15, 2014


The Journey Stories exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit or to schedule a tour for your class or organization, please call Jennifer Foster at 361-570-4195.

Expanded Sunday Hours

November 3, 2014

Expanded Sunday Hours!

Regional History Center: Oct. 27-31

October 27, 2014

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 PMImageDisplay.aspx

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.

Ready, Set, Game! @ the Library

October 23, 2014


This event is free and open to all VC & UHV students, faculty, and staff. Join us for a night of video games, board games, and a lot of laughs!

Questions regarding the event can be directed to Amanda Breu via email at or via telephone at 361-570-4169.

Graphic Novels

September 27, 2014

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:pow-13f0qsa

  • 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 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. 


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