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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Services

Alfred R. Neumann Library

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University Services

Alfred R. Neumann Library

UHCL’s Alfred R. Neumann Library, named after the university’s founding chancellor, provides students with online access to thousands of books, journals and scholarly resources. UHCL librarians offer personal research assistance to students and instruction on navigating search interfaces, retrieving information and evaluating information for use in scholarly research. From our webpage (www.uhcl.edu/library), chat with librarians online, in person or contact them by phone at 281-283-3910, by text at 281-816-4341 or by email at library@uhcl.edu.

Students can receive help formulating effective search queries and identifying the best online resources from a collection of more than 219 subscription-only databases representing hundreds and thousands of full-text articles. Research strategy classes are tailored to discipline-specific courses. The newly renovated Active Learning Classroom is equipped with laptops and interactive learning devices so that students may participate in an engaging hands-on environment. Appointments are available pairing students with expert librarians for more in-depth personal research help in a comfortable and inspiring one-on-one environment.

UHCL students, faculty and staff may also borrow books from UH and UH-Downtown quickly and easily through the shared discovery tool: OneSearch. The TexShare card, available upon request in Neumann Library, allows a UHCL student to borrow books from most academic or public libraries in Texas. The library’s interlibrary loan service will borrow requested materials from any library in the country through a national interlibrary loan network.

The library occupies approximately 87,600 square feet in the Bayou Building and contains collaborative study areas, laptop-friendly study space, and many technology-enhanced group and individual study rooms. Neumann Library offers 43 PCs and 4 iMacs for student use. The library contains more than 300,000 volumes and 700,000 e-books and provides access to more than 120,000 e-journals. The library has a collection of international films on DVD and subscribes to several educational video databases, which offer up to 100,000 streaming videos. A curriculum library for education students contains selected K-12 textbooks, classic and contemporary children’s literature in print and audio.

In addition to the university collections, UHCL Archives and Special Collections include the NASA Johnson Space Center History Collection, Human Space Flight Collection, and the Clear Lake Area Collection. These materials are open for research to UHCL students, alumni, faculty, staff and the general public.

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

The OIT Support Center serves as the primary point of support for campus information technology. Individuals may visit the office at Bayou Building, Suites B1312. Hours of operation and other important support information can be found on the Support Center’s web page.

OIT provides a wide range of information technology tools and services to the campus. These include the following:

  • Wireless internet capability throughout all UHCL buildings
  • Academic Computing labs and specialized teaching labs that include both Windows and MacOS workstations, printers, scanners and software
  • Support for instructional technology in classrooms and computer teaching labs across all UHCL campuses
  • Access to a wide range of software applications from off campus, via either Remote Lab Access (VPN) or the Virtual Lab (Apporto)
  • Access to Microsoft 365, a web-based service that provides O365 applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Outlook Email, premium spam and malware protection, and One Drive with 1 TB of storage
  • Technical and software support, including user orientations and training, for UHCL hardware and software

UHCL Alumni Association

UHCL is committed to its alumni. The Office of Alumni Engagement focuses on enhancing the pride, loyalty and engagement of alumni by connecting them to fellow UHCL alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends of the university through support services, activities and events.

All UHCL graduates and recipients of teacher’s certificates are automatically members of the UHCL Alumni Association. Alumni are encouraged to share UHCL pride with family, friends, co-workers and community members by reconnecting and getting involved with UHCL. To learn more about the UHCL Alumni Association or to get involved, visit www.uhcl.edu/alumni or contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 281-283-2021 or alumni@uhcl.edu.

University Police

The University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department is responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency response at UHCL, UHCL Pearland,and UHCL Texas Medical Center. The UHCL police serve the university community and visitors alike through law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic control and public assistance programs. The department enforces all university regulations as well as local and state laws. Their core values are Leadership, Integrity, Professionalism and Service.

Emergency Management and Fire Safety and Environmental Health and Safety work closely with the UHCL Police Department. Emergency Management and Fire Safety coordinates university and community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact the campus. Environmental Health and Safety focuses on environmental protection, general safety, lab safety and safety training.

The police department is located at 700 E. Bayou Rd., across from Parking Lot D. Security services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 281-283-2222. Trained, professional police and communications officers staff the department. The university police also provide the following services: lock-shop services including card access and keys, vehicle unlocks, vehicle jump-starts, airing deflated tires, safety escorts to your vehicle and safety classes.

To report an on-campus crime or any emergency, call the University Police Department at 281-283-2222 from off-campus telephones or 2222 from on-campus telephones. For special announcements, emergency closings and other information, call the UHCL Hotline at 281-283-2221 or visit www.uhcl.edu/emergency. For a complete overview of the University Police Department and its services, visit www.uhcl.edu/police.


Parking is handled by the UHCL Parking Department. To purchase a student, faculty or staff permit, visit http://uhclparking.t2hosted.com. Guest passes may be purchased at kiosks located throughout campus. For more information, contact the Parking Department at 281-283-2277, email parking@uhcl.edu or visit www.uhcl.edu/parking.