Doherty Library To-Go Service

Currently, the library is not open. Doherty Library will continue to interact with students, faculty, and staff to deliver services electronically. We understand that research does not stop there, the library will continue to provide the UST community “Books to-go” borrowing service. Here are the procedures as followed:

  1. Search the library’s online catalog at stthom.edu/library-research and find the books you need to borrow.
  2. Send an email to circulation@stthom.edu & give us the full title and call numbers of the books you need. Also, please include your UST ID number (on the front of your ID card). Include a date and time within the following window: Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday – Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  3. Wait for the library to reply back with a confirmed date and time for you to pick up your books.
  4. At your assigned time, please bring your current UST ID card with you, when you to the library. When you arrive at the library, go to the front door, remain outside, and show your ID card to the library staff member who will be waiting inside the library. The library front doors will remain locked.
  5. Once your identity is confirmed, please continue to wait outside the library, while your books are being checked out. Your books will be placed on a book truck just outside the front entrance. Please observe appropriate social distancing when collections your books.

For more information on library services remote: https://libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at circulation@stthom.edu or call 713-525-2190.

Happy Researching!


Dear Celt Library Community

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Dear Celt Library Community,

We are proud to be part of the UST community and understand that at this time we all face unique challenges. The library is still accessible to you with services and resources beyond what Doherty Library could hold.

Interlibrary loan will not process any new request for print books or items at this time. Request for journal articles that can be processed electronically are being accepted, but fulfillment cannot be guaranteed due to lending library closures.

We invite you to use:

  • Find online sources, use research guides, and utilize new technologies for online learning.
  • Ask a Librarian. Librarians will continue to provide chat, reference, and consultations through online venues.
  • Access to our digital collections, which include more than 200, 000 digital items.
  • Access our databases online, ranging from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers and popular magazines.
  • Interlibrary loans will continue to be available for electronic articles, pending availability from other university libraries.

Check out more information on library services available to you online at libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services.

Thank you for understanding and patience during this challenging period. As updates occur, we will post them on the library’s website.

Stay Safe,

Doherty Library


(713) 525-2180


Access Library Resources Online

It’s our job to help you find the information you need, whether on the shelf or on the web. Online databases offer access to citations and scholarly articles from academic journals in nearly every field. Almost all online journals and databases are available through the Doherty Library web page. Celt students, faculty, and staff have off-campus access to many databases and e-journals using their Celt ID login.

Use your celt ID to login to online databases from off-campus


  • UST OneSearch: all in one platform utilizing resources from the library’s book catalog, databases like academic search complete, and journal subscriptions.
  • Library Catalog: the catalog list books and other items that are held by the library. You can search the catalog to find a book or ebook, or video is held by the library.
  • Journal & Article Databases: Doherty library carries over 150 databases. Ranging from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers and popular magazines.

If you need assistance, chat with your Librarians at askus.stthom.edu.


Librarians are Available to Help You!

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Our library may be closed, but your Librarians are still here to help you with your library needs. UST students, faculty, and staff have access to e-books, databases, and other online library services you rely upon. Librarians are available online to help you!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Need advice on choosing appropriate sources? Take advantage and ask us!

Please feel free to contact us through any of these forms list above.


Keep Americans Connected


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are facing difficulties accessing the Internet. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge to keep broadband service and network disruptions at a minimum. Dozens of US broadband service providers have pledged for the next 60 days to:

  1. Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  2. Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, and
  3. Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who need them.

Major Carriers are Offering:

Over 390 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected. For more information and  full list here.

Check out our library services available online: https://libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services



Thank you, UST Alumni Connie Little!

Thank you and we are grateful for Ms. Connie Little’s generous and thoughtful gifts. The publications of children’s books are beautifully illustrated and are rarely seen in today’s mass-market of children’s books. These books certainly enhance our library’s collection and serve as a reminder that great literature is indeed timeless.
Special Events & Exhibits

Celebrating Roaring Twenties

Doherty Library is celebrating the Roaring Twenties by displaying significant moments from that era.  Before the Roaring Twenties, the ‘Great War’ ended in 1918 and a postwar recession lingered on for three more years.

Then suddenly good times were back. Stock markets soared, and the 1920s became a symbol of Western prosperity.  It was the time of American isolation, escapism, and social reform.

The twenties were the first decade to welcome women into politics and business. The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1920, making the United States the first country to give all women who were 21 or over the same voting rights as men.

Nineteenth Amendment Display in the flat case display, located on the first floor.

The Harlem Renaissance is also known as the jazz age. The rhythm of the decade was jazz. Artists like Bessie Smith made her first blues recording in 1923, Louis Armstrong began his Hot Five in 1925, and Duke Ellington first played at the Cotton Club in New York’s Harlem in 1927.

Harlem Renaissance displayed on the lower level of the Library.

Both displays will be available throughout the spring semester and located on the lower level of the library. All items are available for check out, please speak to library staff.



“‘Roaring Twenties, The’” The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, edited by Helicon, 2018. Credo Reference. Accessed 10 Feb. 2020.