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A contemporary space for study and research.

With its modern, inviting design, the Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Industry Archives is a haven for Hilton College students looking for a quiet place to study and its extensive hospitality archival collection is a draw for scholars, visitors and industry professionals alike. The 4,000-square-foot library, designed by Fernando Brave of Houston-based Brave Architecture, offers comfortable study space and group project study rooms, numerous research resources, a computer lab and a contemporary, welcoming setting for learning. Large graphic panels—that appear pixilated up close but are sharp and clear from a distance—of industry icons Conrad N. Hilton and his sons also are incorporated into the library's design, to striking effect.

The library has hospitality-related resources and references for students and visitors, including books, magazines, journals, graduate papers and corporate-communications materials. The circulating collection covers numerous hospitality fields, including food & beverage management, catering, facilities management, gaming, lodging, nutrition, travel and tourism and industry-leader biographies. The library also has an extensive array of cookbooks. Additionally, students and visitors can access a hotel and restaurant management research guide online through the University's M.D. Anderson Library.

The Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Archives was officially opened and dedicated in April 2010. Hilton College's original library, first built in 1989 with a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, underwent a major renovation thanks to a generous donation from Nick ('73) and Vicki Massad (Hon. '03) of Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality. Conrad N. Hilton's $1.5 million gift, which founded the College in 1969, inspired the Massad family to match his contribution with their naming gift for the library and archives. The Massads' donation is the largest gift ever presented to the College from a source other than the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Fall & Spring Semesters
Mon – Thurs: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Fri: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Limited hours in between semesters and holiday breaks. Closed during campus holidays.
 
LOCATION:

2nd floor of South Wing, S210

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Library Desk
713.743.2430