To protect the health of our users and staff, Coates Library will be closed to all but staff who work in the building, beginning Friday, March 20. Many of our holdings can be accessed online. You may, however, request physical items for retrieval and pick-up at designated times. Please click here for information on how to check out physical items.

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Illuminating the Past

Illuminating the Past - Treasures from Special Collections

If you’ve taken a medieval history class at Trinity, chances are you have visited Special Collections to view some of the early manuscripts in our collection. But did you ever wonder how two leaves of parchment, carefully scribed and intricately illuminated, ended up in San Antonio?


Library Space Force (It’s Not What You Think)

Library Space Force - Library Building Team Update

This is Coates Library. And this is Coates Library in numbers. 4 floors 164,307 square feet 317,619 annual visitors That’s a lot of space, and a lot of people moving…