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Alum Access

Spring 2022 Access 

Beginning March 1, 2022, we are delighted to welcome back our Cooper Union alum. All alum need to show an Cooper Union alumni card and proof of vaccination with booster. You will be asked to sign in at the security desk and wear a CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) at all times. 

Library Access

Alum of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art enjoy perpetual access to The Cooper Union Library, which includes access to the Library's rich print and archival collections, WiFi, as well as onsite access to the Library's collection of licensed ejournals and databases.  

Borrowing Privileges 

Annual borrowing privileges can be purchased by becoming a Friend of The Cooper Union Library at the following levels: 

Recent Alumni (graduating within the last 5 years) — $50/year 

Alumni (graduating 6 years or later) — $100/year 

To receive your Cooper Union Library Alumni Card, please bring a copy of your gift receipt to the Library's Circulation Desk.   

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