Facts and Figures

Focus On Coates Library Report for 2017-2018

The Coates Library Annual Report for 2017-2018


Building and Collections

Levels three and four opened in March 1979. Level two was added to create a three-floor facility in October 1983 when the Library was named and re-dedicated in honor of Elizabeth Coates Maddux. During the summer of 1997, level one was finished and opened to the public. The Library was renamed the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library at this time. All Trinity University library collections and services are housed in the Coates Library.

Finished area currently in use — 164,307 square feet
Reader spaces available — 750
Books and bound periodical volumes — 686,781
Additional volumes of government documents (federal, state and City of San Antonio) — 19,530
Microforms — 37,000
Periodical subscriptions — 1,886; access to over 102,500 electronic subscriptions
Media (including VHS, Videodisc, DVD, CD, and recordings) — 37,976
Databases — 299

2017-18 Academic Year Data

5573items borrowed
Resource Sharing
(from other institutions)
3821items loaned
Resource Sharing
(to users not affiliated with Trinity)
Information Literacy
library instruction classes
Reference Services
Reference questions asked