Online Library Services & Continuity: Home


This guide provides information about current library resources and services.

Updates will continue to be posted here -- thank you.


Neumann Library and Pearland Library have temporarily transitioned to an online-only service model.  The library physical spaces and locations are closed until further notice. Effects on library services are as follows:

Access to online resources

  • Current UHCL students and staff may continue to access the library’s 300+ databases and 200,000+ ebooks from off campus.
  • To access online resources, either search in OneSearch or select a database from the Databases A-Z list.  When prompted, log in with your campus and Blackboard username and password.
  • For problems accessing online resources, please either consult the Database Access guide or report the problem to

Article & book requests

  • Requests for physical materials from all UH libraries, including Neumann Library, are suspended until further notice.
  • Library staff will continue to monitor and fulfill requests submitted through ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.  Please note that turnaround time on article requests may be longer than usual.
  • If requests for print materials are submitted in ILLiad Interlibrary Loan, we will attempt to locate an electronic option. If no electronic option is available, the request will not be fulfilled until the library returns to normal operations

Circulation services (borrowing, renewing, and returns)

  • All materials in the library’s print collection are unavailable at this time.
  • All UHCL library materials (excluding billed items) that were due before June have had their due dates changed to 8/15/2020.  Faculty checkouts from the general collections have been renewed and are now due 4/15/2021.
  • We encourage you to not return materials to the library at this time. If you need to return items, you may place them in the book drop outside the Bayou building, located next to the entrance near the Patio Café.
  • At this time, no holds will be placed on the accounts of graduating students who have unreturned items.
  • If you have a library hold on your university account that is preventing you from registering, please email
  • If you wish to renew materials or see what you currently have checked out, log in to your Library Account.  All items currently have unlimited renewals.

Research assistance

  • The library has over 130 research guides that can be accessed at
  • Librarians are available to help with research, reference, library instruction, and any library-related questions during posted virtual reference hours. Submit all questions to or see additional options in Ask a Librarian. Questions submitted after hours will be answered the next day.

University Archives

  • The UHCL Institutional Repository and Online Exhibits Page are accessible at the University Archives homepage.
  • Access to physical archives materials is unavailable at this time.

Submit a Question

Librarians are available to help during posted virtual hours. To contact us:

Questions submitted after posted hours will be answered the next day.

You may also check our FAQs at

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