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Guide to Access Services which include activities related to Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Stack Management and other library public services.

Access Services

The John B. Coleman Library will reopen, effective Monday, May 18, 2020. 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


  • Circulation

  • Fax Service

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Reserves

  • Rooms

  • 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, activities associated with video tapes, cassette tapes, Cd’s, DVDs, TVs, and other audio/visual items/equipment, Course Reserves, Electronic Reserves. Other duties include the processing of TexShare Cards, Room reservations, 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.

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