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Welcome to the CIFS Library: Intro

Library Hours are:

Monday thru Thursday
7:45 am to 1:30 pm

The Library is Closed
during Quarter Breaks

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     The Dr. George Poston Memorial Library and Learning Resource Center features collections to support Commonwealth Institute’s Funeral Services education program with texts, eBooks, and videos. The collection also includes archived magazine titles, current professional funeral journals and newspapers. 
     Bibliographic information about the library’s material collection, including links to full-text materials, is available 24/7/365 via an online public access catalog at The reference collection of print volumes includes bibliographies, atlases, periodical indexes and other reference sources. Special archive collections, available for in-house research, include early mortuary periodicals, rare early trade catalogs, and other data. Distance learners may participate in the Books By Mail program by using an item’s Hold function in the online Library catalog.  
     Our Library‘s holdings are supplemented by membership in the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN®), a library consortium of over 250 private colleges and universities serving a diverse and international student population, which provides 24/7/365 access, on any web enabled device, to full text, newspaper, bibliographic and electronic journals databases as well as electronic reference sources covering a wide array of subjects. 
The Library provides computer assisted instruction to both students and faculty via information literacy sessions, orientations, and one-on-one instruction. Tutorials for the use of our resources are placed on the college’s student portal and are available 24 hours a day. Students are given in-depth instruction on the use of the library’s platform as well as instructions on accessing it from off campus. Access is available to anyone with a library account from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. 




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Melissa Davis
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Library
415 Barren Springs Dr.
Houston, Tx 77090
Contact Us:

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Dr. George Poston Library
415 Barren Springs Dr.
Houston, TX 77090
281-873-0262  or  800-628-1580