Research Services

The UHV Library Reference Desk is staffed by a professional librarian at all hours the library is open. Librarians can assist you with your research and provide assistance and instruction on Internet-related searching as well.

You can get help without coming to the library. Our Ask a Librarian service provides:

  • Email reference services. You can expect an answer within 24 hours
  • Chat services
  • Texting (SMS) services at 361-231-3138
  • Call us at 361-570-4166

We also have Research Guides to help you when we aren't here. 

Using other Libraries' Resources

Resources of libraries throughout the state of Texas are available to you through the TexShare card program. The TexShare card program is a reciprocal borrowing program. It is designed to allow the registered users of participating institutions to directly borrow materials from the libraries of other participating institutions. Those libraries that choose to participate sign a form stating they agree to honor the Card Program Agreement, which specifies the roles and responsibilities of the home and lending libraries, and library patrons. They have also placed their borrowing policies for the program in a central location at the TexShare website.

Registered users must obtain a TexShare Card from their home institution before they are able to check out materials from other participating institutions. To obtain a TexShare Card, contact Lori Bryan, Head of Reference and Access Services, (361-570-4161)

Faculty at the University of Houston-Victoria have borrowing privileges at other University of Houston libraries. Remote access to UH-Central Campus databases is not supported by the University of Houston System. For more information, contact Karen Locher, Library Director.