Coates Library Blog

Language Learning
Language Learning!

Are you one of the millions of people who fall in love with language learning each year? What resources do you use? If you’re enrolled in a language class, no…

Tigers in Winter
Tigers in a Winter Wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman And pretend that he is LeeRoy Tiger… Do the colder temperatures have you dreaming of a snow day? We took a deep…

public domain day
Public Domain Day 2023

OK, why did I post a big still image from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film masterpiece Metropolis at the top of this article marking Public Domain Day 2023? Well, because now I CAN,…

highlights from the dicke collection
Highlights from the Dicke Collection of Fine Art Books

This fall, much of the buzz on campus has been about the new Dicke Hall, a center for the study of the humanities at Trinity. But did you know that…

October Archives Month
Did you see that: Is it the supernatural, or just your archival staff working?

Fall is my favorite time of year.  Some might think it’s because I can finally look seasonably dressed in my black outfits and purple lipstick. But no!  It’s because October…

new faces and roles in the library
Look What They Did to My Face! (aka, the annual “welcome back” blog post from your library director)

Yes, this is our annual blog post from your library director, to introduce some new names to you and to wish others farewell.  Pardon the click-baity title, but it’s apt….

welcome back
Top Things to Know About the Library!

The Coates Library Team is excited to welcome everyone back to campus!  Compared to the last two years that were filled with mixed emotions, highs and lows, hybrid and in-person…

CHris Nolan at the reference desk
Chris Nolan retires after 35 years of service

Chris Nolan retires this month after 35 years of service at Coates Library. Professor Nolan has been a faculty member and librarian at Trinity since 1987, succeeding in rank and…

The Maddux Tapestry: Adding Context in Special Collections

This post was written by Lindsey Bonin ’22, the Exhibits Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Spring 2022. When you first walk into the Special Collections & Archives reading…

Vistas from our Past: a History of Landscaping at Trinity University
Vistas from the Past: the History of Landscaping at Trinity

This post was written by Nathaniel Hajovsky ’22, the Exhibits Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Fall 2021. American intellectual culture and literary tradition has always had a deep…