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HBU Moody Library | 7502 Fondren Houston, TX 77074 | Phone: 281-649-3304 | Reference Desk: 281-649-3180 | Library Web Site: http://www.hbu.edu/moody

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Library's Mission Statement

The mission of Moody Library is to provide the information resources, services, and physical spaces that support the educational and research mission of Houston Baptist University, encourage learning, and promote spiritual and intellectual growth.

 

Address and Important Phone Numbers

Mailing Address
Moody Library
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, TX 77074

Phone Numbers
Circulation Desk: 281-649-3304

Reference Desk: 281-649-3180

Library Administration: 281-649-3435

 

Moody Library Access Policies

Moody Library serves the research, teaching, and scholarly activities of Houston Baptist University students, faculty, and staff.  In order to maximize the availability of study space and library materials for these primary users, the following is the access policy of Moody Library:

  • Library study space is restricted to HBU students, faculty, and staff.  Visitors are not allowed to use the building for study purposes.
  • HBU students, faculty, and staff must present a current HBU ID to enter the building.
  • HBU alumni must present an HBU alumni card and current photo ID for entrance.
  • Holders of valid TexShare cards from Texas academic or public libraries must present the TexShare card and a current photo ID for entrance.
  • Family members of HBU students, faculty, or staff may be admitted to the library only when accompanied by an HBU student, faculty, or staff ID holder. Spouses of HBU faculty or staff members may apply for a spouse ID, which will give them access to the building.
  • Other categories of scholarly researchers may be admitted on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Library Director or the Librarian in charge.
  • There will be a limit of 10 visitors in the Library at one time.
  • All visitors will receive a visitor's pass after submission of a valid picture ID.  The ID will be returned to the visitor at the end of the visit.
  • No visitors are allowed entrance into Moody Library after 8 p.m. on any night.
  • Children under 16 are allowed in the Library only if accompanied by an HBU student, faculty, or staff member at all times.  Visitors are not allowed to bring children into the library.
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse to grant access or borrowing privileges to any person who fails to observe Library policies and regulations.
 

Additional Library Rules

  • Checking out library materials requires a valid HBU ID, TexShare card, or alumni card.
  • All materials must be checked out by 15 minutes before closing time
  • Children under 16 are allowed in the library only if accompanied by an HBU student, faculty, or staff member at all times.
  • Quiet cell phone use in the library that is considerate of others is permitted EXCEPT in designated quiet areas and stairways near quiet areas.  All cell ringers should be placed on vibrate or quiet mode.
  • Food & drink is permitted in the library on a limited basis.  Anyone wishing to partake of meal-type food should use the Java City area.
  • Staff and users should respect the rights of others to study in peace and should refrain from making excessive noise in study areas.
  • The Ragland Reading Room on the second floor is designated as a quiet study area.
 

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Regular Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2 p.m. to 12 midnight

Note:  All circulation activities will cease 15 minutes before closing time.  After 8 p.m. only HBU students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to enter the building. 

 

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed

Note:  All circulation activities will cease 15 minutes before closing time.  After 8 p.m. only HBU students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to enter the building. 

 

Reference Desk Hours

  • Monday-Thursday,
    9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8:00 PM to midnight or 2:00 PM to midnight (rotating weeks)
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