What's New

Library Information for Incoming Cooper Union Students
August, 2016

  Library Summer Hours
June 5, 2017

The Library is now on a summer schedule, open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Full hours will resume after Labor Day weekend. See our Access & Hours page for details. Enjoy the Summer!

  Reunion Weekend 2017 Library Events, June 2 - 3
June 1, 2017

Reunion weekend is always a special time in the Library! Follow this link for details.

computer center

  2017 Gift from Senior Class + Descendants of Peter Cooper to benefit the Library!
February 15, 2017

The Cooper Union Senior Class Challenge will raise up to $15,000 for the Cooper Union Library. We are honored that the class of 2017 has chosen to support the Library with their collective donation, and that descendants of Peter Cooper are ready to give so generously. Thank you!


April 19, 2017 (updated June 22, 2017)

The Library sits right on top of this historic venue and the Library's Cooper Archives is a treasure trove of information. From photographs to lecture tickets, you name it, we have it!

On display by the Reference Desk and in the Library atrium, through Commencement in May. Thanks, Katie!




  PIDGEON DIGITAL: audio of notable speakers on architecture (free trial)
October 11, 2016 (updated November 28, 2016)

From the Pidgeon Digital site: "Monica Pidgeon was the editor of the influential magazine Architectural Design for more than three decades, from the mid-1940s to the 70s, and during her tenure this radical journal brought the work of seminal architects to the attention of the wider architectural world." ... "Monica wanted to widen the horizons of students of architecture and design by giving them the opportunity to share the thinking of world leading members of the profession to whom they might not otherwise have access. She believed that being able to hear the actual voices of the designers of buildings, and listen to their ideas in their own words was extremely important."

"Notable speakers, both past and present, who continue to have a lasting influence include: Cedric Price, Denys Lasdun, Felix Candela, Frank Newby, James Stirling, Konrad Wachsmann, Maxwell Fry, Norman Foster, Peter Rice, Philip Johnson, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Richard Rogers, Serge Chermayeff, Ted Happold, and Zaha Hadid."

(Free trial was to end on 11/9/16, but is still functional as of 11/28/16.)


May 13, 2016 (updated May 27, 2016)

The Library is excited to announce a new membership program for alumni and others. Three years in the making, the Friends program launched on May 24, 2016 to coincide with Commencement at The Cooper Union. See our Friends page for details!



Last updated June 26, 2017