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
collection 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).