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Library Information for Incoming Cooper Union Students
August, 2018

  The Cooper Union Library News, November 2018
November 5, 2018

May 31, 2019

2019 marks the centenary of the founding of the Staatliches Bauhaus in April 1919. The current exhibit, Bauhaus at 100, pulls out highlights from our collection on the history and pedagogy of the Bauhaus school. The curriculum covered architecture, fine arts, typography, graphic design, material culture and craft. After the closing of the Bauhaus in 1933, the aesthetic was carried by the students and instructors as they emigrated throughout the world.

On view in the glass cabinet near the reference desk and the two display cabinets in the atrium.


Summer hours begin
May 8, 2019 (updated May 31, 2019)

The Library will not be open past 5:00pm or on weekends until September. Please see our Access & Hours page for more details.


Kanopy Service is Limited to Current Licenses
February 14, 2019 (updated February 22, 2019)

At the present time, Kanopy viewing is limited to those titles that Cooper has already paid to license for one year. Follow this link for the current list. Licenses are valid for one year from the invoice date.

Search BobCat to find DVDs at the Cooper Library and the Consortium libraries. Keep in mind that DVDs at Cooper in the Closed Stack collection can be retrieved only Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm (not evenings or weekends). Call the Circulation Desk with questions or send email to circulation@cooper.edu.

As an alternative for Kanopy use your New York Public Library account. You can use ten credits per month as an individual, each available to you for three days. It's one more reason why you should get a New York Public Library card!


Gifts and Grants to Archives
January 31, 2019

The Library has received a gift of $10,000 to the Cooper Archives from an anonymous donor, in addition to a $10,000 grant received in late 2018 from the Cross Ridge Foundation, Inc. These funds are expected to be used for refurbishing the Archives work and storage areas, and for projects to digitize key Archives collections. A gift of $150 was also received in late 2018 from Edith Erdman of Urbana, Illinois, in gratitude for the discovery by Cooper Library staff that her father, as well as her mother, were Cooper alumni from the 1930s.


1/2 Price Book Sale
November 26, 2018

Just in time for holiday shopping! All book sale prices have been lowered by half! Come see what's available before the pickins are picked over.


New and improved BobCat!
June 26, 2018

A new interface for the 'Primo' version of the online catalog, BobCat, is now available. Follow this link to try it out.

Please send comments and questions by email to reference@cooper.edu. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


The Chicago Manual of Style Online
May 10, 2018

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is now available campuswide and off-campus (for authorized users). Description from their website: "the indispensable reference for writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers, informing the editorial canon with sound, definitive advice."

For those who prefer a print book, the latest edition is available in the Library Reference Collection, call number Z253 .U69 2017.


Last updated May 31, 2019