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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 on the main floor of the library near the Research Services desk.

library entrance


Our mission: The University of Houston-Clear Lake Libraries provide a dynamic and welcoming experience that is innovative, immersive, and collaborative. Through our specialized expertise we foster academic success and information literacy by providing physical and virtual access to vital information resources and services, advanced technology, and flexible spaces conducive to study, collaboration, and reflection. The libraries strengthen and support transformative, inclusive teaching and learning by facilitating the critical analysis, creativity, and scholarly research essential to making a beneficial contribution to equitable global development and a sustainable future for all.

Our vision: A dynamic center of campus life that cultivates a passionate, confident, forward-thinking community through innovative scholarship and learning.

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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.

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