Community Patron Membership 

Beginning January 2nd, 2017 the Sr. Helen Sheehan library is proud to offer a Community Patron Membership for residents in the Brookland/Edgewood communities, generally in the 20017 zip code. This membership allows constituents of the greater Trinity Washington University community to utilize the resources of the University’s library. With this free membership, community patrons will gain access to the library’s physical space and all the amenities that come with it. Community patrons will enjoy access to computers, high quality information via Trinity’s scholarly databases, and quiet study spaces.  Community patrons may peruse the library’s collection of books and periodicals at the library, but may not borrow books from the library.  Community patrons may also utilize printing services at 10 cents a page. To gain access, candidate community members will simply need to register for the program, obtain a Trinity ID (member card), and they will be able to seamlessly come and go from the library as they please. Policies and library information are below.

Sr. Helen Sheehan Library


Community Patrons

  • Membership is free
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a DC resident in the Brookland/Edgewood community (zip code 20017)
  • Must register with the Library and obtain an ID from Campus Security
  • Must have and present Trinity ID when in the library
  • Must agree to give priority of computer use to students
  • May not check out books.
  • May not use WRLC or ILL book loans
  • No children permitted in the library

This policy statement is effective as of January 1, 2017.  Trinity reserves the right to amend or replace this policy at any time.



Printing (10 cents per page)

Copying (10 Cents per page)


On site access to 40+ databases

On site access to book collections

On site access to magazines and periodicals in the library

Hours (During regular academic year)

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 10:00pm

Saturday 8:30 am- 5:30 pm

Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm

*Be sure to check the library’s main page to for holiday closures and seasonal hours.