As Trinity University is a private institution, our funding is limited and we must restrict the circulation of Library holdings to those patrons who are either directly affiliated with the University (faculty, students, staff, etc.) or who directly support the mission of the University and the Library. There are several programs, however, that permit certain off-campus patron groups to check materials out. Please see the descriptions of these services, below.
Coates Library is private, but always open to the public. Off-campus patrons who are ineligible for any of the below programs are still welcome to use our materials and resources “in-house”.
TexShare - Faculty, staff, students, and patrons of institutions that participate in Texas' statewide TexShare card program may borrow up to four books at one time, for a period of four weeks, by presenting personal institutional identification along with a valid TexShare card.
Alumni - Graduates of Trinity University may establish a permanent Library account (permitting the check-out of up to eight books at any one time) by bringing their valid Trinity Alumni card to the Circulation desk and paying a one-time, non-refundable fee of fifteen dollars.
Associates and Business Affiliates - Individuals and institutions who participate in business arrangements with the University and/or who help to support the mission of the University are eligible to receive Associate/Business Affiliate Library cards. Requests for this privilege should be made through the Development Office (210) 999-7415.