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Northwest Houston Center


Campus Address:

9449 Grant Rd. Houston, TX 77070

Campus Email:
Campus Phone: (713) 790-7146

NWHC Library Phone: (713) 790-7155

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield,         Distance Services Librarian,        Phone: (713) 790-7282, Email:

Samantha Mueller, NWHC Librarian, Phone: (713) 790-7285,

Lashel Gipson, NWHC Library Associate, Phone: (713) 790-7285, Email:


Northwest Houston Center Library Hours

     Library Hours

Library temporary closed due to the Covid -19 recent surge

Regular Summer hours

Monday              8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday              8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday        8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday            8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday                 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday             Closed

Sunday                Closed

Online access to library resources 24 hours a day 7 days a week

NWHC Staff available for online consultations during regular library hours.  Please call 713-790-7155 to schedule with any of the librarians.



Programs offered at the NWHC
  •   Educational Administration

  •   Counseling

  •    Accounting

  •    Business Administration-MBA

  •    Nursing Administration

  •   Nursing Education

  •   Community Development

  •   Executive Master of Business Administration

  •   Doctor of Nursing Practice


Northwest Houston Center Library Events


Northwest Houston Center Highlights

About the Northwest Houston Center Library

The original Office of Civil Rights Texas Plan assigned PVAMU the responsibility for satisfying higher education needs of the citizens of Texas, especially in the Northwest Houston Corridor. A demand for graduate and certification courses led to PVAMU establishing a presence in the Northwest Houston area in the late 1980. All courses offered were in partnerships with school districts in the area and were held on designated school campuses.

In the early 1990s, PVAMU centralized all course offerings in the N.W. Houston area by leasing 20,000 square feet of contiguous space from Compaq Computer Corporation, Inc. (20525 SH 249 – Suite 150, Houston, TX) to be used for classroom and office space.   In 1998 PVAMU relocated all course offering to 16800 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, TX thus establishing the NW Houston Academic Center.   In 2009, PVAMU purchased, from Lone Star Community College, the current facility located at 9449 Grant Road. The Northwest  Houston Center is a fully functional extension of the PVAMU main campus.

The Northwest Houston Center Library is located adjacent to the computer labs on the first floor, directly across from the lobby entrance.  As an extension of the main campus, John B. Coleman library, a dedicated staff is available to assist students, staff and faculty.  Community access is available for computer use as well as library instruction.  The library hosts free public programs and events and supports the various university departments housed at the Northwest Houston Center.


Off Campus Access to Library Resources

All Faculty, Staff and Students are required to enter your network ID and network password to access the Library’s electronic resources from off campus.

Your network ID is the first part of your Prairie View A&M University e-mail address (your network ID is the part before the @ on your e-mail address) and your password is your e-mail password.

Example:   or

In this example, “jbcoleman” would be the network ID.

If your do not know your email account, please contact Help Desk at (936) 261-2525 or Toll free (877) 241-1752 for assistance.

Northwest Houston Center Library Survey

Please answer the following questions:

Which of the following best describes you?
Undergraduate student: 0 votes (0%)
Graduate student: 1 votes (100%)
Faculty: 0 votes (0%)
Staff: 0 votes (0%)
Other: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
How easy is it to obtain library materials from off campus locations?
Very easy: 0 votes (0%)
Slightly easy: 0 votes (0%)
Difficult: 1 votes (100%)
Very difficult: 0 votes (0%)
Don't Know: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
How often have you consulted with a librarian at the NWHC?
Often: 0 votes (0%)
Occasionally: 1 votes (100%)
Seldom: 0 votes (0%)
Never: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
When would you prefer to consult with a librarian at the NWHC?
Evenings: 1 votes (50%)
Weekends: 1 votes (50%)
During day hours, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2
How many times have you visited the Northwest Houston Center Library for a class assignment, research, check out a book or for an event or special program?
Never: 0 votes (0%)
Occasionally: 0 votes (0%)
Frequently: 1 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 1



Thank you for your responses.

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Reference: (936) 261-1535, Circulation: (936) 261-1542

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