|reference: 212-353-4186||circulation: 212-353-4188|
|Library Hours||Library Catalog|
|Reserve Material||Research Databases|
|Reserve Image Lists||Loans|
|Library Research Instruction||Renewals|
|Requests for Books & Other Materials||Recalls and Holds|
|Affiliated Libraries||Additional Borrowers|
|Interlibrary Loan, Article Orders and Referrals||Forms|
Required and supplemental readings may be placed on Reserve for the semester.
Please try to place requests before the beginning of each semester, so
that they will be ready in the Library when classes begin.
Before making your requests, please search the online catalog to determine whether or not the Cooper Union Library owns an item. We are not able to place books from the other Consortium libraries on reserve at the Cooper Union.
|If the Library owns the requested material:|
|Include the call number, author, title and edition for each item on your list|
|If the Library does not own the requested material:|
your request as far in advance as possible to allow time to order
and process the material (usual 4 weeks minimum). We can work from your class reading lists, as
long as the items to be purchased are marked and the author, title,
edition, publisher and year of publication are included for each
Alternatively, you may use a Library Collection Development Form for the items you are requesting.
|Other Types of Reserve Material:|
copies of books, photocopied excerpts and other types of material
may also be placed on Reserve. The Library will barcode all material.
(Please note that photocopies are not made by the Library. They must be made by the appropriate departmental office or by the requesting faculty member and delivered to the Library.)
|Reserve Material Loan Period:|
|In most cases, a loan period of 2 hours during the day and overnight after 4 p.m. is recommended for Reserve material, since this seems to result in the most frequent availability and use of the material.|
|Contact Julie Castelluzzo regarding Engineering Reserve books.
Contact Claire Gunning regarding all other reserve material.
|Reserve Image Lists|
study images can now be posted on the Library Web site in the Visual
The images reside on the Web site only during the semester in which the course is taught. Subject matter is unrestricted. The reserve image lists are available from off-campus by entering your Library account barcode number for authentication.
Please allow a minimum of two weeks for images to be posted.
|Contact Thomas Micchelli for further information.|
|Requests for Books & Other Materials|
Faculty members are
encouraged to suggest items in their subject areas to be purchased for
the Library collection.
|Research databases available from the Library include article indexes on many subjects (some with full text), as well as library catalogs and other reference sources. Follow the links to Resources by Subject or Other Library Catalogs on the Library Web site.|
off campus access to most restricted resources, enter your Library account barcode number for authentication when prompted.
You must be registered with the Library to use these databases. You can
register at the Circulation Desk anytime during our open hours. |
If you are having difficulty accessing the databases, contact Julie Castelluzzo or Dale Perreault.
For futher assistance with database searching, contact the Reference Desk (212-353-4186) or contact the appropriate subject specialist.
|The Cooper Union Library's holdings can be searched through BobCat, the shared catalog of the Consortium Libraries. You may use the computers in the Library, or connect via the Library Web site from anywhere.|
|Connect to the Catalog (Primo) |
Connect to the Catalog (BobCat Standard)
Cooper Union Library's holdings are labeled Cooper under Location
on the results screen.
|In order to borrow material, you must:|
|1) be registered at the Cooper Union Library,|
|2) have no blocks on your registration,|
|3) and, have a current validation sticker on your Cooper Union ID Card.|
|You have borrowing privileges at several Consortium Libraries as well as the Cooper Union Library.|
|Please make sure we have an updated email address for contacting you. A courtesy notice will be sent out via email three days before books are due. Email overdue notices are sent out after one day. After a week, a paper notice will be generated.|
|Loan periods for faculty are as follows:|
|Cooper Union Library||60 days|
|Bobst Library (New York University)||120 days|
|The New School Libraries (Fogelman and University Center)||120 days|
|Books may be renewed provided that:|
|1) there have been no holds placed on them,|
|2) and there are no blocks on the borrower's record from overdue material or fines either at the Cooper Union Library or at any of the Consortium Libraries.|
|Faculty may renew materials via My Library Account found in the personal e-shelf workspace in BobCat (see section above regarding the Online Catalog). Cooper materials may be renewed remotely twice. After that you must bring the books into the library for renewal.|
|For further assistance with online renewals, contact the Circulation Desk (phone 212-353-4188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).|
Additional Borrower is designated to borrow material on your behalf.
You must be a full-time faculty member currently registered and in good
standing with the Library, and your Additional Borrower must have a valid
Cooper Union ID.
|Interlibrary Loans, Article Orders, and Referrals|
Interlibrary Loan and Article Ordering
If an item is unavailable at Cooper or within the Consortium, we can usually locate another copy for you, in New York City and beyond. We use the OCLC WorldCat database to locate items for you.
The Library will provide interlibrary loan and article ordering services to current Cooper Union students, staff, faculty, and administration, under these conditions:
We use electronic methods of requesting and delivery to speed up turnaround time, when possible.
Contact Claire Gunning or the appropriate subject specialist for interlibrary loan requests.
Note: Please do not attempt to use NYU's electronic interlibrary loan form. It won't work for non-NYU patrons.
The Library is also a member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), and can provide referral cards as one time passes to most private academic libraries in the New York City area. You can visit the other library to use the item, but not to borrow it. This may be preferable if you need to see the item quickly.
|Recalls and Holds|
If you need an item that is checked out to another patron, you may place a recall-hold request for it. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pickup at the owning library. Make sure we have your updated email address.
Recalls can be placed by the patron from within BobCat. Click on the Request button when viewing the catalog record for an item. Then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the request.
|All periodicals are available for Library use only. They may not be borrowed. However, new issues of professional journals may be routed to full-time faculty upon request.|
|Library Collection Development Form|
|Interlibrary Loan Request Form|
|Research Instruction Request Form|
|Additional Borrower Form|
|Last updated September 24, 2014|