Facts and Figures


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 — 689,519
Additional volumes of government documents (federal, state and City of San Antonio) — 19,459
Microforms — 37,000
Periodical subscriptions — 1,460; access to over 120,000 journals
Media (including VHS, Videodisc, DVD, CD, and recordings) — 38,412
Databases — 292

2019-20 Academic Year Data

4727items borrowed
Resource Sharing
(from other institutions)
3336items loaned
Resource Sharing
(to users not affiliated with Trinity)
Information Literacy
library instruction classes
Reference Services
Reference questions answered