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Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library

The History


The Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library, dedicated in 1947, was the fifth building constructed on the Chalon Campus and the last designed according to the original 1926 master plan. The Reading Room showcases its classic Spanish Gothic roots, modeled on the great universities of Spain with a vaulted ceiling, built-in wood bookcases, arched windows, and wrought iron chandeliers. It is named for a California rancher whose daughter, Sister Mary Celine Coe, CSJ, contributed her inheritance for construction, and the Coe coat-of-arms appears in cast stone over the entrance. The library was completely renovated in the 1990s to accommodate current technology. Since its very beginning, the library has been the center of the Chalon Campus, offering a comfortable and inviting haven for research and study.

Today


Enjoy the ambiance and the panoramic views from the Reading Room (3rd floor/main entrance), or find a quieter place to study on the 1st floor. Study rooms are available on the 2nd floor. Computers are available in the Reading Room, the Media Center, the 24-hour Computer Lab, and the classroom on the 4th floor (when class is not in session.)

Find Coe Library

CHALON CAMPUS MAP (Building #7)

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Shows position of the Coe Library building on Chalon Campus (map)

 

Coe Library Exterior 1947

Above: Exterior of Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library taken shortly after its completion in early spring 1947.

 

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Study Spaces at Coe Library

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Spaces in Coe Library

 

3RD FLOOR (MAIN FLOOR)

MAIN FLOOR - CIRCULATION DESK - READING ROOM

Floor map of Coe Library - 3rd Floor - main floor (pdf available)

 

Floor Map - Coe Library - 3rd Floor (pdf)


What's on this floor?

  • Main Entrance
  • Presidents' Conference Room (external entrance)
  • Restrooms (external entrance)
  • Information Desk
  • Circulation Desk
  • Course Reserves
  • Research Help Desk
  • Reference Collection
  • Bestsellers Collection
  • Popular / Current Magazines & Newspapers
  • PaperCut Printer/Copier
  • Supplies Station
  • Open Computer Lab (Macs)
  • Quiet Study Areas & Couches

 

 

2ND FLOOR

MEDIA CENTER - 24-HOUR LAB - CLASSROOMS

Floor map of Coe Library - 2nd Floor (pdf available)

Floor Map - Coe Library - 2nd Floor (pdf)


What's on this floor?

  • Study Rooms
  • 24-hour Computer Lab
  • Media Center Help Desk
  • Media Center - Computer Lab
  • PaperCut Printer/Copiers (x2)
  • Language Lab
  • Classrooms 213 & 214
  • Makerspace M³LAB
  • Office of Digital Scholarship
  • Restrooms

 

1ST FLOOR

BOOK STACKS - ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Floor Map of Coe Library - 1st Floor (pdf available)

Floor Map - Coe Library - 1st Floor (pdf)


What's on this floor?

  • Silent Study Area & Couches
  • Main Stacks
  • Rolling Stacks
  • Oversize Stacks
  • Music Collection
  • Children's Literature Collection
  • Art Collection
  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Restrooms

 

4TH FLOOR

CLASSROOM (CLAB) - STUDY AREA

Floor Map of Coe Librar - 4th floor (pdf available)

Floor Map - Coe Library 4th Floor (pdf)


What's on this floor?

  • Quiet Study Area
  • CLAB - Classroom 406

 Coe Library Study Spaces

  • Study tables (1st Floor) - silent
  • Study Rooms (2nd Floor) - collaborative*
  • 24-Hour Computer Lab (2nd Floor) - silent
  • Media Center (2nd Floor) - quiet
  • Main Floor (3rd Floor) - quiet
  • Mezzanine tables (4th Floor) - quiet
  • CLAB - Classroom (4th Floor) - collaborative*

* These spaces (213, 214, CLAB) are only available when class is NOT in session

 Coe Library - Quiet Zones (pdf available)

Coe Library - Quiet Zones