Plans are underway to implement new security measures at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library.
Soon, visitors will find new gates located near the main entrance to the library. Students, faculty and staff will gain access beyond the lobby by swiping their Cougar Card in a card reader at the turnstiles, allowing entry for individuals to pass through. Additionally, arrangements will be made so visitors without a Cougar Card can still access the library. During the upcoming winter break, preparation for the installation of the gates will begin. The gates are set to be installed over the spring holiday week of March 9–14, 2020, and are scheduled for activation during summer 2020.
The additional layer of security is part of the University’s plan to enhance student and public safety on campus while maintaining accessibility for all. M.D. Anderson Library welcomes thousands of visitors every day. While the majority are UH students, borrowers from across the state, international scholars, campus tour groups and K-12 students also visit the library.
“Everyone is welcome in our library,” said dean of UH Libraries Lisa German. “As a research library at a Tier One public research institution, we have a mission to provide resources, services and spaces for our students and for the community at large. Security and accessibility are paramount.”
For more information on campus safety, visit Cougar S.A.F.E.
University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce the installation of a new projector for the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.
Working with partners at MCA Communications, UH Libraries now offers a Panasonic large-venue projector, boasting 12,600 lumens with a laser phosphor lamp. It is twice as powerful as the space’s previous projector, with excellent compensation for ambient light.
In addition to top-quality picture clarity for presentations, the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion has received a full technical upgrade, including new wireless microphones, new HDMI cables, a new podium, and a new control panel.
UH Libraries offers the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion to groups or units that are part of the University or formally affiliated with the University for meetings and events.
University of Houston Libraries is piloting a new service based on student feedback. You may now send a text to report excessive noise at the MD Anderson Library.
Text the word “Noise” and the exact location to 713-489-6208. A member of the Libraries’ staff will investigate. No signal? Use the chat feature over wifi: libraries.uh.edu/contact.
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library will be open extended hours starting Monday, November 26 through Thursday, December 6. Your Cougar Card is required for access after 9pm.
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library will be open extended hours starting Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, May 9.
A UH ID will be required for access after 9pm during finals period.