John B. Coleman Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the John B. Coleman Library is to provide information, access services, cultural programs and library instruction, in support of the evolving curriculum of Prairie View A&M University. The Library staff provides leadership in the use and retrieval of information, consistent with the University’s mission of teaching, research, and services. The Library evaluates its collections, service delivery, technology, and other activities on a regular basis, in order to continue to meet the challenges of a changing technological and global society. The Library seeks to build and maintain a quality collection by coordinating the active participation of the university community in identifying and acquiring resources.

Quick Facts About the Library

Holds over 370,000 Volumes, including over 700 print periodicals, and close to 4,000 media materials.

Provides access to 85 full-text databases across all academic disciplines.

Library databases provide access to over 42,000 electronic periodicals and over 30,000 electronic books.

Special Collection and Archives located on the 5th floor, houses unique, rare and historic collections, including the Delco Collection, the King Collection, the Tatum Collection, the Interscholastic League Papers and Awards, the Cooperative Extension Papers & Records, and several thousand “historic photographs.”

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 519, MS 1040,
Prairie View, Texas 77446

Physical Address
L.W. Manor St. / University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446

(936) 261-1500


(936) 261-1539