Welcome to Coates Library: Library Building

You’ll get to know the library plenty during your time at Trinity. For now, here are the basics:

Building access

The library can be entered by using your Tiger Card. Use of all our interior spaces will follow the university’s requirements for social distancing and hygiene.


Most days the library is open from 8:00am to midnight. The library’s website always has an up-to-date calendar of operational hours: This page includes hours for the Tiger Learning Commons (including the Writing Center), ITS, Ricoh Print Center, and Starbucks.

Exterior of Coates LIbrary at Trinity University

Study Spots

Whether you want to be alone and study in a quiet space, or you want to collaborate with friends in a group, Coates Library has you covered.

Read more about the library’s different study areas to scope out your perfect spot.

Contact Us

You can get quick assistance at the desk by the main entrance. You can also reach out to the librarian specializing in your subject. Find a list of these librarians here.

For more information, you can always visit our website, email us at, or call us at 210-999-8127.

And don’t forget to follow @coateslibrary on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for information about hours, services, and more.

Books Stacked on a Study Table in the Library

Note: the library building is home to many other student support offices!