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By the numbers
By the Numbers – Year in Review

To round out the academic year, we’ve pulled together some of our most interesting statistics. See what’s happened in the library by the numbers.

Interview with Librarian Anne Graf

In our new blog segment “Interview with a Librarian” we sat down with  Anne Graf to get to know a little more about her. Anne Graf is the the First Year…

Gnome blog
The Official Authorized Biography of the Library Gnome

It was 2003.  Oh, what a night.  Specifically, in late December back in twenty-oh-three.  No wait–that’s an old song lyric, isn’t it?  Let me start over. I worked the circulation…

Favorite Study Spots
Favorite Library Study Spots
Whether you want to be alone and study in a quiet space, or you want to collaborate with friends in a group, the Coates Library has you covered. We're so...
Searching the Trinitonian and Mirage Online
Searching the Trinitonian and Mirage Online

As we begin commemorating the 150th anniversary of Trinity University’s founding, the library’s Special Collections & University Archives have had more and more requests for information about the school’s history….

Getting to Know Student Annamaria Nderimo

Congratulations to the library’s Student Worker of the Semester, Annamaria Nderimo! We asked Annamaria a few questions to get to know her better and to give us some inside scoop…

Art in the Library
Art in the Library

The mural is such a focal point when you enter the library, sometimes the other art in the building is overshadowed. To highlight the other professional art pieces in the…

Safari Ebooks Online - Try It!
You’re Going to Want to Try Safari Books Online

Walk through the Coates Library on any given day and you will often find students with both a physical print book open on their desk and an electronic book open…

Study Rooms: Fixed Up and Frosted
Study Rooms: Fixed Up & Frosted

It’s mid-morning and all the individual study rooms in the library are already checked out with additional reservations lasting until early afternoon. The library does a brisk business with study…

Research Therapy - Library Anxiety
Research Therapy (Part 2)
Is “library anxiety” why students don’t like to ask librarians for help?   It’s totally a real thing that librarians research: students having “library anxiety.” In the 1970s and 1980s,...