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Library FAQ

Is there a restroom in the library?

No.  There are restrooms located on the second floor of the Foundation Building. 

Do you allow food in the library?

We're becoming a little more lenient on our food policy.  We're not a cafe, but you can bring small snacks in.  If we start seeing spills all over and garbage left behind,  we'll adjust our guidelines.

Do you allow beverages in the library?

Only covered containers.  We won't object if you bring your coffee or tea in.  Please be mindful of all our valuable art, architecture and engineering books.

Why doesn't the library have a Book Drop?

The main reason is to assure that our valuable art, architecture and engineering books do not become damaged in the ensuing pile up and weight of returned books.  The library administrators are considering various options to serve our patrons in this regard.

Is there a pencil sharpener in the library?

Yes, it's at the Circulation Desk by the network printer near the display materials.

What other supplies do I have access to?

Staplers (basic and heavy duty), a tape dispenser, 3 hole punch, miniature pencils, paper clips and facial tissues are all available at the Circulation Desk.

Is there free wireless access for patrons and visitors?

Yes! Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at the Cooper Union use the same login process as at other campus locations. Consortium patrons, Friends of the Library members, and other visitors may get instructions at the Reference Desk.

Am I able to print out items?

Yes, just send your document to the network printer at Circulation.  Printouts are now free of charge.  You can modify printing options for double-sided printouts.

What is your mailing address?

Cooper Union Library

Foundation Building

7 East 7th Street

New York, NY  10003

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The Cooper Union Library
7 E 7th St.
New York, NY
10003