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CLS Website of the Month: Raether Library at Trinity College

The Constitution State was the 5th state admitted to the Union on January 9, 1788. Known for its proximity to New York City, but also its colonial architecture and pastoral rural towns Connecticut is New England gem. In fact, the State mineral is the garnet. The State flower is the Mountain Lauren. The State bird is the Robin. You can research the State bird and many others at the Trinity College Raether Library Enders ornithology collection.

Trinity College is located in the capital city of Hartford. The City of Hartford purchased the Trinity College campus and lands in 1872. The former campus is now the home of the State Capital! Trinity College relocated to the Rocky Ridge/Summit Campus in 1878.

More recently, Raether Library & Information Technology Center underwent a $35 million renovation and expansion. The Raether Library has over four floors of library space for its students. The library website is also a well organized library space. Characterized by a clean layout and simple search boxes, the Raether Library website provides basic search information for patrons. Links Raether Library to social media sites, news and research help are also available on the library homepage.


  • TOR: Trinity Online Resources
    You can browse resources by subject and get the "Best Bets" for finding information on your topic.

  • Additional search help
    The "Tips!" box that appears when performing a TOR search contains useful information for searching the online resources.

    Other helpful information is available above the search or collection that you are browsing. No need to scour the "About Us" section to find the location of a collection or how results are obtained.

  • Access to other logins
    Library account, Blackboard, Email, etc…

  • The Watkinson Library (Rare Books) & Trinity College Archives

Richard Ross, College Librarian, and his staff provide a dynamic portal to library information for their students. Proving that librarians can provide information at the point of need, not only during the reference interview, but also online.