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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,...
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…