John B. Coleman Library

Mission Statement

The John B. Coleman Library mission is to enhance the scholarly pursuit of knowledge, to foster intellectual curiosity, and to promote life-long learning and research through our innovative services, resources, and cultural programs, which support the Prairie View A&M University’s global mission of teaching, service, and research.

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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. Minor St. / University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446

(936) 261-1500


(936) 261-1539