New additions to the Doherty Library current popular fiction and non-fiction collection are now available for checkout. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the collection contains nearly 200 titles.

The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk, below is a list of popular books in the collection. Click on the text below for a complete record and summary of the item.


25489094Death of a Ghost by M. C. Beaton

Huck Out West by Robert Coover

The Whistler by John Grisham

Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Cross the Line by James Patterson

The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin by William Rose


 coverHow Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen

The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis

The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller

Listening to a Continent Sing by Donald Kroodsma

Pope Francis: Life & Revolution by Elisabetta Pique

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

the-fire-this-time-9781501126345_hrShaken by Tim Tebow

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

A Square Meal by Jane Ziegelman




TexShare Card


A TexShare Card provides UST community members with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state of Texas. A majority of Texas libraries participate in the TexShare Card program. TexShare cards are issued at the University of St. Thomas Doherty Library circulation desk, and information about the resource is available at the Doherty Library, just ask a librarian.

Lending policies are set by each participating library. Specific policies are available at the Libraries and Catalogs link on the Texshare website. You have responsibilities as a TexShare Card holder. You should become familiar with the policies and restrictions of the lending library.

The goal of the TexShare Program is to improve library service to Texans by making each library’s materials available to the greatest number of users.

Cardinal Beran Library

Students from UST are welcome to use the Cardinal Beran Library, the central resource for learning and research in theological scholarship located at the School of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Serving also as a resource for the Catholic clerical, religious and lay ecclesial ministries of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, the library provides resources useful in enriching the academic, pastoral, spiritual and personal skills of the communities it serves.

The Cardinal Beran Library is a specialized library with a collection rich in information resources for philosophy and theology subjects. Your UST identification card serves as your library card for checking out items. The library is NOT located in Montrose, but located at 9845 Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77024 and they can be reached online at:  or call the library at 713-686-6844, ext. 265.

The Cardinal Beran Library  Fall & Spring Hours

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The New Catholic Encyclopedia


The New Catholic Encyclopedia is a multi-volume reference work on Roman Catholic history and belief edited by the faculty of The Catholic University of America. It was intended by the faculty to become, like its predecessor the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia, a standard reference work for students, teachers, librarians, journalists, and general readers interested in the history, doctrine, practices, and people of the Catholic faith. In addition to the hundreds of new signed articles on a wide variety of topics, the second edition also featured biographies of contemporary religious figures; thousands of photographs, maps and illustrations; and updated bibliographical citations. Use this resource to begin research on Roman Catholic history here and discover a subject ready for you to produce excellent college work. The New Catholic Encyclopedia is available in the Doherty Library search databases section for electronic resources, click on image above for a link.

HSTalks Video Library for Business


HSTalks is an excellent resource to use for information on business trends, issues, and research business students and professionals use to support ideas. HSTalks provides access to world class lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia, in one online resource – accessible wherever, whenever and as often as is wanted. Based in London, UK, HSTalks publishes Business & Management Collection database.

HSTalks is a member of the Henry Stewart Group which has been a leader in providing graduate and continuing professional education in science, business and management for more than 40 years through peer reviewed vocational journals, conferences and online education for medical schools, business schools, universities, government and commercial enterprises. HSTalks is available in the Doherty Library search databases section for electronic resources, click on image above for a link.

Happy Researching!

Boh vás žehnaj (God Bless You) Father George Hosko 1939-2016

IMG_3505Father George Hosko, C.S.B., died peacefully on the morning of December 25, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m. He was 76 years old. Father Hosko faithfully served God as a holy priest throughout his life as a Basilian.

Boh vás žehnaj (God Bless You) Father George Hosko.

Father George Hosko served as The Doherty Library’s Inter-library Loan (ILL) Librarian from 1997 – 2016 at The University of Saint Thomas – Houston. Fr. Hosko studied theology at the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto, Canada and studied library science as Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was ordained as a Basilian Father in Detroit, Michigan during 1968. Shortly after ordination, Fr. Hosko began his career as a librarian, holding library positions in Windsor Ontario, followed by Detroit, Albuquerque, and Phoenix before coming to Houston to work at St. Thomas High School. He then joined the University of St. Thomas (UST) in 1997 as the Head of Inter-library Loan Department.

Fr. Hosko loved swimming, loved and supported the arts (he was a huge opera fan). He kept up on local and national politics and the politics of the Church as well. He was willing to discuss the issues of the day at any time. He signed his letters “Boh vás žehnaj,” (God Bless You) and all that knew him, knew him as a kind, dedicated, curious and involved priest who was faithful to prayer.