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Coates Library

The Elizabeth Huth Coates Library supports and stimulates teaching and learning by providing an environment in which instruction and research can thrive. The Library develops information literacy among students and faculty so that they may effectively use all forms of information in teaching and learning.

Library Building and Collections

The four-story library building houses all Trinity University library collections and services as well as the AT&T Center for Learning and Technology, Java City, and a digital print shop.

Library Fast Facts

  • Reader spaces available: 750
  • Books and bound periodical volumes: 716,500
  • Additional volumes of government documents (federal, state and City of San Antonio): 73,684
  • Microforms: 37,000
  • Periodical subscriptions: 1,907; access to more than 95,000 electronic subscriptions
  • Media (including VHS, Videodisc, DVD, CD, and LP recordings): 37,624
  • Databases: 297

2016-17 Academic Year Data

  • Circulation: 61,981 transactions
  • Resource Sharing:
    • Over 4,483 items borrowed from other institutions
    • Over 4,360 items loaned to users not affiliated with Trinity
  • Books & Bound Periodicals: 3,270 volumes added
  • Materials Acquisition Budget: $1,738,365
  • Reference Services: 3,612 reference questions asked
  • Information Literacy: 169 library instruction classes