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Basic Library Research Orientation: Distance Library Services Research Instruction

Canvas Learning Management System-- Library Instruction--Library Research for Online Students

To access library instruction through the Canvas/ Instructure Learning Management System please click on the link provided.

The top picture is the Dashboard icon for the John B. Coleman Research Instruction Guide. 

The bottom picture is the Introduction screen and provides links to the modules with instruction for many aspects of research and library services. 



Self enrollment is available to all Prairie View A&M University students through the Canvas Learning Management System.

Please click on the link to access.  Follow authentication requirements if necessary.

For more information contact:

Library Orientation powerpoint

Please open the link above to view a short PowerPoint tutorial on using the John B. Coleman Library website and library resources.  

To go directly to the John B. Coleman Library please click on the library banner picture below.

How to access from home

How to access from off campus?

All Faculty, Staff and Students are required to enter your network ID and network password to access the Library’s electronic resources from off campus.

Your network ID is the first part of your Prairie View A&M University e-mail address (your network ID is the part before the @ on your e-mail address) and your password is your e-mail password.

Example:   or

In this example, “jbcoleman” would be the network ID.

If your do not know your email account, please contact Help Desk at (936) 261-2525 or Toll free (877) 241-1752 for assistance.

Go to Information and Technology Services for account details.

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

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