Library Student Survey

The W.I. Dykes Library is here to serve you, the students of UHD.

In order to see how we’re doing and plan for the future we need your input.  Please take the time to complete the 2017 UHD Library Student Survey.

The survey will run Sunday, March 19 – Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Here’s the survey link:

2017 UHD Library Student Survey

You may also access the survey via a Blackboard link or you might see some of our friendly staff asking for survey takers at the Shea or Commerce Street buildings, or at our Northwest Campus this week.

Survey respondents have the opportunity to enter a random drawing for an iPad Mini 4, a pair of Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds or a Jansport Night Owl Backpack.

Complete the survey now for your chance to win!

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will have limited hours the week of Spring Break, March 13-19, 2017.

Monday, 3/13 – 8am-5pm
Tuesday, 3/14 – 8am-5pm
Wednesday, 3/15 – 8am-5pm
Thursday, 3/16 – 8am-5pm
Friday, 3/17 – Closed
Saturday, 3/18 – Closed
Sunday, 3/19 – Closed

Saturday 3/18 and Sunday 3/19, the building will be open and the 24/7 study rooms on the fourth floor will be available.

Have a great Spring Break!



Library Display: News or Not?

The W.I. Dykes Library has two new book displays on the fifth floor! Throughout the month of March we’re featuring titles that address the topic of news, journalism, and how the media can change our perception. Also included are handouts to help you evaluate news articles and spot fake news so that you can stay well-informed.

Infographic from IFLA on how to spot fake news

Also on display this month are titles to give you some relief when the news (or school) becomes too overwhelming and you just need a break! We’ve included books on yoga and crafting, as well coloring pages to take and a bowl of ideas in case to get you off your phone, and into the world.

photo of "unplug" book display

All titles on both displays are available for check out so be sure to stop by!

Library Partners with Islamic Da’wah Center

The W. I. Dykes Library is excited to announce it’s partnership with the Islamic Da’wah Center of Houston! This partnership will allow UHD staff, faculty, and students to borrow items from the Islamic Da’wah Center Library of Islamic Knowledge at no cost.

Find out how to request access to the Isalmic Da’wah Center Library and more information about the program on our website.


Survivor: Finals 2016 Edition

Do you have what it takes to survive finals? Need some extra support next week?

We’ve got your back! Check out the events below & be sure to visit the Inspiration Walls on the 2nd and 4th floors:

9AM-12PM : TAKE WHAT YOU NEED – relaxation bags, scantrons, study skills, games, coloring , snacks, & more!
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career planning & self-management skills to see you to graduation @N420

12PM-1PM : STAR POWER STUDY SESSION – food, scantrons, study skills & tutoring @ Learning Connection S405
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career and adult advice for after college @N420

9AM-12PM : TAKE WHAT YOU NEED - relaxation bags, scantrons, study s kills, games, coloring & more! @N420
12PM-1PM : STAR POWER STUDY SESSION - food, scantrons, study skills and tutoring @ Learning Connection S405
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career and adult advice for after college @N420

a flier detailing the list of events happening during finals of the fall 2016 semester

Library Graffiti Wall

Have you been by the reading room lately? Our graffiti wall (columns?) are steadily filling up as the semester moves along.

Some students show their school spirit:graffiti wall photo alumni gator drawingsome students offer confessions and support:
graffiti wall image of students offering support
others show off their art skills:graffiti wall image of a chameleongraffiti wall image of student art and others offer sage advice:graffiti wall image of text that reads "partying relieves stress"Stop by the fourth floor reading room to check out the wall or add your own art! Be sure to use #UHDLibGraffiti when posting to social media!


University Archives Exhibit – What’s in a Name?

title card for new university archives exhibit

A new University Archives Exhibit is now on display on the 5th floor of the W.I. Dykes Library, from September 19 -December 16, 2016.

What’s in a Name?: Marketing the Changing University, 1948-2016,  explores the development of the University through the evolution of marketing and branding as profession using collections from the South Texas Seahawks to the UHD Gators. This exhibit was curated by a second-gen UHD alum, Quentin Pace, ’14, a current staff member of the library, under the direction of the University Archivist Melissa Torres.

Explore the University Archives

The University Archives has a new website!

screen capture of the university archives website homepage

Use the Discover UHD History tab to explore UHD’s past as well as current discoveries and musings from the archives blog. Search the archives and special collections, review collection policies and learn how to preserve your own collection (or that of your student organization).

The University Archives website can be found at, or from the library’s homepage. Take a look around and let us know what you think!