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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Huston-Tillotson University has continued with an online-only model for the Summer 2021 Semester.

In compliance with recommendations from the City of Austin, the Centers for Disease Control, and President Burnette, the Downs-Jones Library has therefore cancelled all in-person events for the Summer 2021 Semester.

The Downs-Jones Library looks forward to engaging with students online and in virtual classrooms, and celebrating our HT Rams in Summer 2021 with exciting activities! Watch this space for updates and announcements.


Online Events:

We’re hard at work planning events for the Summer and Fall of 2021 – watch this space!


Past Online Events:

Celebrate Afro-Latinidad & Panamanian Roots at HT: A Conversation with Javier Wallace, Founder and Guide of Black Austin Tours

  • Join us online to learn more about how Latinx students have been a vital part of HT’s diverse history! Watch your HT email for a link to the livestream.
  • September 23, 2020, at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Missed it? Watch the recorded talk on our YouTube channel

Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Challenge – September 15 – October 15, 2020

  • Reading Latinx Voices (click for PDF)
  • Check out these books by Latinx authors available FREE on OverDrive, our eBooks & Audiobooks platform!
  • Brushing up on your Spanish? Our Spanish LibGuide is here to help with free language learning resources


Banner for President's Book Club reading "Believe that you are more than enough: Read with the President's Book Club".

2020-2021 President’s Book Club: Reading More Than Enough: Making Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)


Summer 2021 Closures

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Proclamation Day – Juneteenth, Observed: Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Independence Day: Sunday, July 4, 2021

Online resources are continuously available – Chat with a Librarian reference services are suspended for these dates.

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