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New Student's Guide to the Library

Incoming freshmen and new students: start here to use library resources

Alfred R. Neumann Library, Bayou Building, Rm. 2402

The library was named for the University's founding chancellor, president, and noted scholar Dr. Alfred Neumann. His portrait hangs behind the Research Consultation Desk on the main floor of the library.

library entrance

Research and Instruction Librarian Casey helps student Natalie at the Research Consulation Desk

Our mission: To provide the people, services, information resources, and environment needed to promote teaching, learning, and the pursuit of knowledge

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The library occupies part of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Bayou Building. There is just one entrance, located on the Bayou Building 2nd floor near Atrium 1.

Entrance to Neumann Library

A Few Basics

Your UHCL ID card is your library card. Use it to borrow books, DVDs, and more from us and also from the libraries at University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown.

Use your UHCL username (example: jonest1234) and UHCL password:

  • to authenticate from off-campus to access research databases, ejournals, ebooks, and streaming videos
  • to sign in to your OneSearch account where you can renew borrowed items, request materials from other campuses, and more

If needed, see our Database Access guide for tips on computer settings and technical issues related to using online resources.

We're here to help you! Whenever you have a question, please come by, or contact us.

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Bayou Building 2402, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002