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Access Services response to COVID-19

Access Services

Hours Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Sat & Sun: CLOSED.

Whenever the building is closed, please return books to the book drop located on the west side of the Coleman Library near the Jazzman’s Cafe entrance.

Books can also be mailed using the United States Postal Service, the mailing address is:

Circulation Department
John B. Coleman Library
P.O. Box 519; MS 1040
Prairie View, Texas 77446

COVID-19 Services

  • Circulation

  • Fax Service

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Reserves

  • Stack Management

  • Fines and Fees

Circulation Department

The Circulation Department provides all functions dealing with circulation of materials including Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending and borrowing activities and Course Reserves. Other duties include Scanning, Laminating, Faxing and Stack Management.

Serving library patrons and good customer service is our focus. Our patrons primarily include the faculty, staff, and students of Prairie View A&M University. We also provide service to the residents of the surrounding community.

Circulation staff will check materials in and out, answer directional questions, locate items in the stacks, assist patrons with routine problems, and refer patrons to appropriate library departments. Students, faculty, and staff may check out circulating items by presenting a valid PVAMU ID card.


John B. Coleman Library is open and Access Services (Circulation) is available to serve your needs in person or remotely.

  • Books are available for check out in the library building, by curbside pick-up, or delivered by mail.
  • If you just need a chapter, send us a request by email and we will scan the chapter and send a .pdf of the pages.
  • If we don't have the book you need, use our interlibrary loan service.
  • Some books are available both physical and as e-books.

Search our online catalog for what you want or contact us if you need help.

Contact us: 936-261-1542 or or

In person hours are: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, Closed Sat, Sun

Head, Circulation

Shirley Tatum's picture
Shirley Tatum
John B. Coleman Library
Room 104B
(936) 261-1503

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Reference: (936) 261-1535, Circulation: (936) 261-1542

Library Hours