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Friends of the Cooper Union Library: Home

Cooper Friends 

Alum of The Cooper Union enjoy perpetual access to The Cooper Union Library. Borrowing privileges can be obtained at any of the following levels:

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

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


Non-Affiliated Friends 

We can never have too many friends, so whether you live in the neighborhood and need a quiet spot to read or you are just in town for the week and need access to our rich and diverse collections, you too can become a Friend of The Cooper Union Library. Join at any of the following levels: 

Reader — $ 200/year (access to the library and onsite access to collections and resources)  

Scholar — $500/year (access to the library and borrowing privileges) 

Curator — $1,000/year (access to the library, borrowing privileges, and invitations to special tours and events) 


Become a Friend of The Cooper Union Library today.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us at


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New York, NY