Elevator Repair Update

May 9, 2016

Repairs on the VC/UHV Library elevator will begin in the morning on Tuesday, May 10. We need to replace the elevator jack. All of the work will take place in the lower level and the noise should be minimal. repairs-and-maintenance

To help contain the noise, there will be plywood over the elevator doors on the first, second, and third floors.

We know this is finals week and there are a lot of students studying or working on final projects. The repair crew knows it is finals week and will do their best to keep the noise to a minimum.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Reference Librarian at 361-570-4166.


Quiet Places during Finals

May 3, 2016

The end of the semester is here and we know students will be looking for places to study and finish up final projects & papers. The VC/UHV Library has several options for quiet study at finals time.QuietStudy.300px

  • Room 106 – Our student-only computer lab on the first floor. We’ve designated this room as a quiet study room during finals.
  • 3rd Floor – The 3rd floor of the library is designated quiet all the time. The study carrels on the south side of the floor are especially quiet.
  • Study Rooms – Groups have a priority for these rooms, but when not in demand for a group, individuals are welcome. Book a room (2 hours at a time) online at: http://libcal.uhv.edu/booking/studyrooms using your VC or UHV student email address. Please note the study rooms are not sound proof.
  • Lower Level – The hallway in the lower level has carrels, tables and lounge chairs. It is usually very quiet.

Maintenance on 2nd floor

April 12, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6 the air conditioning on the 2nd floor will be out of service in the mMaintenance-259x192orning to allow for repairs to the air handlers. We are hoping for a short repair time (approximately 2 hours) but it could take a little longer.

The building will remain open so you can still use the computers and get research help but there will be some noise. 


Elevator – Out of Service

March 1, 2016

The VC/UHV Library’s elevator has a problem that requires us to take it out of service. There is an oil leak that must be fixed before the elevator can be used again. VC is working diligently to repair it as quickly as possible, but this will take quite a while to fix (months).

If you are not able to climb stairs, please ask us for any assistance you may need. We regret this inconvenience.


Scheduled Network Upgrade

December 17, 2015

MaintenanceThe library website will be unavailable due to a scheduled UHV network upgrade from December 28-30. During this time, the library web resources will be unavailable as our web server and proxy server will be affected.


New Library Guides

December 7, 2015

Throughout the fall semester, the VC/UHV Library has added some new Library Guides to assist you with your research. You can find the new guides in the list of all guides or you can click on the individual links below.

Kinesiology – This subject guide is filled with resources for you to explore the world of kinesiology. You’ll find links SPORTDiscus and Academic Search Complete – important databases for finding scholarly articles. There are also links to professional organizations like the American Kinesiology Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Newspapers – If you need current or historical newspapers, this is the guide for you. We have links to local newspapers along with links to our newspaper databases so you can access national and international newspapers. You’ll also find links to large collections of digitized historical newspapers.

Political Science – The next presidential election is in 2016 so check out this guide to stay informed on political events and topics. There are links to databases for you to search for scholarly articles, electronic book databases, and videos. Additionally, the guide has links to resources to find political data and statistics.

World Music – Do you want to learn about music from countries and cultures around the world? If so, this is the perfect research guide for you. We have links to print and electronic books to get you started. You’ll also find a link to Naxos Music Library – a database where you can listen to your favorite world music.


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 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.