Friends of the Cooper Union Library

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Library information for Friends members (PDF)


The Cooper Union Library, with its abundance of natural light and open space, is an inviting, attractive, and friendly place to do research, read, browse the web, or just relax.
It is an oasis from the stressful day-to-day world, and a place of inspiration and discovery.

It is now possible for alumni, neighbors, researchers, and visitors to enjoy the Library's offerings as part of its Friends program, with all proceeds benefiting the Cooper Union Library.

    Cooper Union alumni have always been welcome to use, but not borrow, the Library’s books and materials.
    Now, for a nominal annual fee, alumni can borrow circulating items. Young alumni and current year graduates qualify for special discounted rates.

    If you live or work nearby and need a break from city noise, the tranquil atmosphere of a specialized college library might be just what you need.

    Immerse yourself in the Cooper Union Library’s rich, browsable, specialized collections in architecture, art, and engineering.
    Off-site? Not here! All materials are housed within the Library, which also offers a substantial
    in the humanities and sciences, including holdings in the history of New York City and Native American studies.

    Staying in New York City for just a few days, or perhaps the whole summer, and need a place to study?
    The Cooper Union Library offers weekly or monthly passes at reasonable rates for in-house use (sorry, no borrowing privileges).


The Library is located on the ground floor of the Cooper Union Foundation Building. Click on the map image below to go to a live Google map.

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  Last updated May 2, 2017