Collections
    
 

The Cooper Union Library's collections provide support for the academic programs at the institution's three degree-granting schools of Art, Architecture and Engineering, as well as courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Library houses approximately 100,000 volumes of books and back issues of periodicals, the current issues of over 300 periodicals, as well as CD-ROM, microfilm and microfiche. Electronic resources include Internet access and databases in many subject areas.
  
For more information, please refer to the Cooper Union Library Collection Development Policy.

  

      Main Collections:     Special Collections:
      

Art

         The Cooper Archives
  Architecture   Visual Resources
  Engineering   U.S. Government Documents
    

      Main Collections:      
  Art    
    
The Art Collection supports the curriculum of the School of Art, which offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  
The Collection covers the history of world art, with detailed holdings on individual artists, Modern and Contemporary movements, studio techniques and art theory.
    
     
  Architecture  
    
The Architecture Collection supports the curriculum of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, which offers a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree.
  
The Collection covers the history of world architecture, with a special emphasis on 19th and 20th century movements, containing substantial holdings on significant European and American architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.
 
     
  Engineering  
    
The Engineering Collection supports the curriculum of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
  
Areas of interdisciplinary concentration include Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Computer Engineering, and Environmental and Energy Resources Engineering.
   
       
  Last updated May 3, 2011    
  photograph © T. Micchelli, 2002