Library responds to student concerns

Responding to increasing student concerns about the lack of available computers in the Library, library staff this week is installing software that requires login and enforces session time limits.


Over the years, increasing use of the Library by non-student computer users and recreational use of the computers by students has sometimes made available computers a bit short in supply. The new software will place time limits on non-student users (the main users of recreational computing). The Library staff hopes that those time limits, in addition to requiring a library borrower’s card for use, will make more computing time available to students.


All computer users in the Library, VC and UHV students included, will now be required to login to Library computers using the barcode from their campus ID/Library card. They will also be required to set up a pin number with the Library Circulation Department before use. In anticipation of the new software, those receiving new ID/Library cards this semester have set up pin numbers at the time they received their new cards.


Any questions or concerns about the new software and Library use may be directed to Joe Dahlstrom (

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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