film & video          ::          digital images & slides          ::          maps
  Étienne-Louis Boullée, Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton, 1784   Georges Méliès, The Conquest of the Pole, 1900

Hours of Operation

8:45 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

Weekends & major holidays:


Use of the Collection

The Collection is for the exclusive use of Cooper Union faculty and students.

Films, DVDs, videotapes and laser disks: 16mm films may be borrowed only by Cooper Union instructors for class presentation with the assistance of a qualified projectionist.
Circulating videotapes may be borrowed by Cooper Union and Consortium patrons for 3 days.

All other materials may be borrowed for class presentation by Cooper Union instructors. They may also be viewed on monitors in the Cooper Union Library Reading Room.

Slides may be borrowed only by faculty members for classroom presentation. Students may borrow slides only for required class presentations.  There is a $5.00 fine for each unreturned slide.

Maps may be borrowed by faculty members and students with valid ID.

The Visual Resources Collection also maintains a Picture File. Pictures may be borrowed by faculty members and students with valid ID.

Blueprints of the Foundation Building renovation by John Hejduk, as well as other campus buildings, are available for study by Cooper Union students. These materials are room-use only.

Questions or comments
on the Visual Resources Collection may be directed to the reference desk. Phone 212-353-4186 or email




The Cooper Union Library
Visual Resources Collection
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003


  last updated October 4, 2018