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Illuminating the Past - Treasures from Special Collections
Illuminating the Past

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 - Library Building Team Update
Library Space Force (It’s Not What You Think)

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…

ILL Student Worker Angel Ramirez
Getting to Know Student Angel Ramirez

We asked Angel Ramirez, ILL Student Worker and Trinity University Senior, a few questions to get to know him better and to tell us a little about his take on…

Interview with a Librarian - Grant Hardaway
Interview with Librarian Grant Hardaway

In our blog segment “Interview with a Librarian” we sat down with our newest librarian, Grant Hardaway, to find out more about him! 1. What is your position in the…

150 Years of Trinity Library
150 Years of Trinity Library

The library’s history closely follows the fortunes of the University. And like Trinity, the library has adapted with each stage of growth. Here’s a very short history of the collection…

Free Streaming with Academic Video Online
Free Streaming Media with Academic Video Online

While most of us are familiar with YouTube and Netflix, many of us have yet to try Academic Video Online (AVON) from Alexander Street Press. Have you tried AVON? While…

feedback week is coming
Feedback Week Is Coming!

Mark your calendars! The library’s marketing and outreach team will be asking for your feedback the last week of October – Monday Oct. 28th through Thursday Oct. 31st. Be sure to…

You belong here
You Belong Here!

And Our Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Says So. You may have noticed a large new poster in the library. But why put up a statement about our commitment…

Legends of the Library
Legends of the Library: Restless, Roaming, Rattling, and Reading

Author’s note:  The library has suffered very, very few unexplained power outages during my 17 years of employment here.  No lie, one of these occurred when I started writing the…

The Shushing of the Carts
The Shushing of the Carts

The library: A sanctuary of serene concentration, a respite from the chaos of campus life, a fortress of focus and freedom of thought.  Here is where students come to conquer…