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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,...
Research Therapy - What are research appointments anyway?
Research Therapy (Part 1)
What are research appointments anyway? You probably have some idea about what a student research appointment with a librarian might entail. A little help with finding those five peer-reviewed sources...
Welcome Back
Welcome Back!

Welcome! We’re excited to see our students return to campus and our library. I should say, YOUR library, as our staff works hard to provide the resources you and your…

Summer in the Library
Summer in the Library

It can feel like nothing is happening in the library over the summer when it’s often a time of some of the biggest changes within the building. The most obvious change…

Juneteenth
Happy Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, nearly 2 ½ years after the executive order had taken effect, the Emancipation Proclamation was read on harbor pier in Galveston, Texas, freeing the...
Calling all aspiring writers
Calling All Aspiring Writers!

Most of the time the library is the place you go to find published information, like books, articles, and journals. But what about your own work? What if you, as…

Welcome to the New Library Site
Welcome to the New Library Site!

Welcome to the new site for the Coates Library at Trinity University. This post will serve as a brief guide as to what has changed, what new things have been…