welcome backThe Coates Library Team is excited to welcome everyone back to campus! 

Compared to the last two years that were filled with mixed emotions, highs and lows, hybrid and in-person classes, and so much more, we are back and in full swing. I can hear the steaming of milk in Starbucks, footfalls on the main floor, and light chatter of students making their way through our lovely space. If you are new to campus, or need a refresher, two library departments want to highlight some resources that might make the start of the semester a little easier. In a future post, we will highlight recommendations from the Resource Management Department and Special Collections & Archives. Each team can be found in our directory on the library’s website.

The Access Services Team at the circulation desk wants you to know:

  1. You can ask us anything (and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll find the answer). We are the starting place for your library questions.
  2. We have course books on reserve at the circulation desk.
  3. You can request holds through the library catalog online.
  4. Study Room reservations are linked on the library website.
  5. Interlibrary loan books are already checked out to students.

The Instructional Librarian Team recommends these top five resources: 

  1. Research appointments with librarians for one-on-one help. Book online through our directory.
  2. Access to any book via interlibrary loan. Just ask and we will request it for you.
  3. Citation help on the website (or refer back to number 1 and ask us for help). 
  4. Quiet study areas on the 2nd floor.
  5. Study rooms and flexible seating throughout the library.

And lastly, a few resources that are specific to faculty and staff: 

  1. Use WorldCat to request books via interlibrary loan.
  2. TexShare cards can be acquired at the circulation desk and can be used at other universities and public libraries.
  3. Our online catalog is a great spot to see what we have and make requests.
  4. Contact Reserves and Accounts manager Eliza Perez for help putting items on reserve.
  5. Take advantage of free subscriptions! The Economist, The New York Times, and Financial Times along with directions can be found on our resource guide.

Coates Library has something to offer everyone including Academic Advising offices, The Collaborative, Technology (ITS) Help Desk, and the Tiger Learning Commons for various services and resources. Our doors are open and we are excited to see you. 

Have a great fall semester everyone!