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Dr. George Poston Memorial Library

415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, Texas 77090
281-873-0262 (office)
281-873-5232 (fax)

About the Library

The library has over 3,700 volumes and subscribes to over 25 periodicals and newspapers in the funeral profession. The Library is arranged in open stacks, enabling students to browse and make their own book selections. The facilities include reading and study area, group study area, photocopier, computer access stations and video viewing equipment.

Bibliographic information about the library's material collection is available via an online public access catalog. The library provides Internet access, full-text periodical and newspaper databases and other electronic reference sources. The reference collection of print volumes includes bibliographies, atlases, periodical indexes and other reference sources. Special archive collections include early mortuary periodicals, early trade catalogs, and past CIFS yearbooks.

The Library's holdings are supplemented by participation in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a computerized international network of over 20,000 libraries and by membership in the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN), a library consortium of over 60 private colleges and universities serving a diverse and international student population. In addition, LIRN provides on and off campus access to many full text, bibliographic and electronic journals and databases covering a wide array of subjects.