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Local History and Genealogy Resources

A guide to the local history and genealogy resources at Coates Library.

Visiting the Library

Located on the Trinity University campus, Coates Library is open to visitors and researchers from the community. You may find the following links helpful: 

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Visiting Special Collections

Some of the materials listed in this research guide can be found in the Coates Library Special Collections & Archives. Special Collections holds materials related to Trinity University history, as well as items that are rare, fragile, or valuable. Items in this collection do not circulate, but may be consulted in the reading room. 

  • Special Collections is open weekdays from 1pm to 4pm, and by appointment. Schedule an appointment at this link, or by emailing us at  
  • Visit our website to learn more about our collections or to search our holdings. 

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at, or calling us at 210-999-7355.