Key Information

Media Checkout:    Ways to schedule use of videos and DVD's: by phone (713.741.8781), by Fax (713.741.8775), or by postal mail.  For complete details, go to the Video Reservation Page. NOTE: During seasonal demand (i.e. Advent/Lent), the Resource Center recommends a minimum of two-month advance reservation of videos and DVD's.
   Rental/Late  Fees:    A small rental fee is required for use of videos and DVD's from the Resource Center.  A late fee of $1.00 per day/video or DVD will be charged for past due videotapes or DVD's.
Pickup/Delivery:    You may pick up videos/DVD's at St. Dominic Center or you may have the Resource Center mail them.  You will be responsible for these charges.

When returning the videos/DVD's, they may be brought back to St. Dominic Center, UPS, or U.S. Postal Service (1st class or priority mail). You are responsible for getting these videos/DVD's back to the Resource Center.

The librarian should be informed of the method of returning media the time of scheduling.
Damages:    Users will be responsible for any damages while in their use.  The damage will be the cost of a new videotape or DVD.
Previewing:    The Resource Center is available for in-house previewing. Call to make an appointment.
Other Services:    MOST VIDEOS ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW.  However, for NON-COPYRIGHTED media, the Resource Center offers a copying service.  A flat fee for this service includes the cost of the materials and labor.


  • Catholic Churches, schools and parishioners within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston may use the Resource Center. International and U.S. Copyright Laws protect almost ALL of the materials in the Resource Center.  They may NOT be altered or duplicated in whole or in part without the prior written permission of both the original producers of the works and the Archdiocesan Resource Center.  Non-compliance of the Copyright Laws will jeopardize your use of the Resource Center and may place you in a lawsuit with the government.  Neither the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston nor the Resource Center will be held responsible for your infringement.

  • You may telephone the Resource Center (713-741-8781) to book your videos or DVD's, or you may e-mail the Resource Center Director.  The videos or DVD's may be picked up at St. Dominic Center or they can be shipped via UPS.  In turn, you may ship them back UPS or through the U.S. Postal Service (Priority Mail or 1st Class).  You are expected to pay for this service.

  • Although the Resource Center is supported by the Diocesan Services Fund, there is a small rental fee for use of the materials to help defray expenses.

  • The Resource Center is available for in-house previewing.  Call ahead to make an appointment, that way you will know that your videos or DVD's will be waiting for you to preview.

  • The Renter is fully responsible for materials in his possession.  The rental fee does not cover damages to the videos or DVD's.

  • Because we book materials according to advance booking dates, any overdue materials will be charged an additional fee of $1.00  per day.  Permission to keep videos or DVD's beyond scheduled date can be secured by telephoning the Resource Center ahead of due date.