Welcome to the VRL

VRL PhotoThe VRL is a library located in the Art Building, next to the Art Office. We provide slides and digital images to Art History faculty and students for their classes. There are computers available for research, working on projects, and printing assignments. We assist students with creating presentations and providing images for use in presentations and papers.

The Visual Resources Library is open to the University of Houston community, with priority borrowing privileges going to the Art Department Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Students enrolled in Art and Art History classes.

policies and procedures

Who may check out images and equipment?

Any registered Art History or Art faculty or student may checkout images or equipment for their classes.

What is the checkout policy?

Equipment, such as laptops and projectors, are checked out on a first come first served basis. Students may checkout images and equipment for the duration of their class. Graduate students may checkout images and equipment for several days as needed.

Please speak with the Curator for reservations.

What can or can’t you do with the images and equipment?

Images may be used in an educational environment, such as the classroom. Any non-VRL employee may not scan our slides. Our digital images may only be used for educational purposes within a password-protected environment.

slidesour collection

The Visual Resources Library (VRL) is an encyclopedic teaching collection of more than 250,000 digital images and slides, with extensive concentrations in pre-Colombian, photography, medieval, and contemporary art images. The collection is constantly expanding so check back for updates or email the curator if you can’t find what you are looking for.

The Visual Resources Library is open to the University of Houston community, with priority borrowing privileges going to the Art Department Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Students enrolled in Art and Art History classes.

employment

The VRL hires students for work-study and non work-study positions. Knowledge of Art History is preferred.

For more information about the work-study program, visit the University Career Sevices web site.