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Academic Facilities

Trinity University values its academic resources, among them its state-of-the-art teaching, researching, and learning facilities. Lecture halls, laboratories, offices, libraries, and study spaces strengthen collaborative teaching and learning—they are an investment in our future.

From science and engineering laboratories to an extensive library collection to theaters, halls, and galleries: students and faculty at Trinity are encouraged to utilize the full range of academic resources and facilities to support their research and studies.

Coates Library

As one of the largest private libraries in the Southwest, Coates Library is the best study space on campus. The library features 4 floors, more than 100 computers, a friendly staff, on-site coffee shop, writing center, up-to-date online resources and specialized databases, and yes--hundreds of thousands of books. The librarians at Trinity serve as members of the faculty, ensuring that students have the information resources and critical thinking skills needed to succeed at Trinity and beyond.

The Center for the Sciences & Innovation

In the Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI), Trinity's science and engineering programs offer students cutting-edge instrumentation normally found only at the graduate level. Students utilize shared instrumentation along with controlled environmental chambers, two high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, genetic sequence analyzer, fiber optics/photonics laboratory, an observatory with eight computer-guided telescopes, a laser and soft-matter dynamics laboratory, high pressure liquid and capillary gas chromatographs and capillary electrophoresis. The CSI also houses the Marrs McLean Science Center and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center

Recently renovated, the Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center is composed of three buildings: the Smith music building, which houses classrooms, practice studios, and the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall; the Dicke art building, which features spacious art studios flooded with natural light, digital photo labs, and an art gallery; and the Ruth Taylor Theater building, which features the 500-seat Stieren Theater, one of the most advanced theatrical facilities at an undergraduate college.

Richardson Communication Center

At the Richardson Communication Center, students have access to an interactive multimedia lab, two television stations with control rooms, and the students for KRTU-FM - which is not only the campus radio station, but also San Antonio's largest outlet for jazz music.