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Faculty Support: Welcome

Describes the CIFS Library services that support our faculty and curriculum

Library Hours are

Monday thru Thursday
7:45 am to 2:00 pm

The Library is Closed
during Quarter Breaks

Faculty Logins

You should have received an email from the Library with your Login information and Guide to Library services. If you need another copy or your Login information please email

Organization Memberships

Since Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has an organizational membership, you as a faculty member are also members of:




Faculty Orientation

 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 Special archive collections, available for in-house research, include early mortuary periodicals, rare early trade catalogs, and other data. Faculty and 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 available 24 hours a day. 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