Library Privileges

Your Cougar Card is your library card.

Alumni can borrow materials using a UH Alumni Association card.

You can also apply for a TexShare card to borrow from libraries across Texas.

Lending period* Item limit Media item limit
Undergraduates 6 weeks 99 items 5 media items
Graduate students 15 weeks 250 items 10 media items
Faculty Unlimited‡ Unlimited Unlimited
Staff 6 weeks 99 items 10 media items
Alumni 6 weeks 30 items 5 media items

*For general collection items. Reserve items, media items, and other materials may have different lending periods

‡Items on faculty accounts are due on April 15 and renew automatically

Additional privileges

For graduate students

For faculty

For staff

Alumni privileges

Alumni can borrow materials using a UH Alumni Association card.

Alumni card policies

  • Up to 10 interlibrary loan active transactions at a time
  • Cards do not include
    • Remote access to electronic resources
    • Borrowing technology equipment
    • Access to group study rooms
    • Borrowing privileges at the Law Library at UH Law Center

Alumni are welcome to access electronic resources while visiting us. Learn more about electronic resource access for visitors.

Visitor and community privileges

Visitors are welcome to use library spaces.

To borrow materials, visitors will need an accepted outside borrowers card.

Visitors are welcome to access electronic resources while visiting us. Learn more about electronic resource access for visitors.