New York City has its advantages, even if you're stuck inside. If you live, work or attend school in New York, you can apply online for a free NYPL digital library card from the New York Public Library, which gives you free access to a bonafide bonanza of resources that you don't have to leave your couch to check out:
There's some overlap with The Cooper Union library's digital resources, but generally an NYPL card acts more as an expansion pack, bringing even more options for education, entertainment, and inspiration into your living room.
NYPL Library Cards are available free of charge to any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State.
The Bobst Library is open to all current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff, as well as retired and emeriti faculty.
For access, simply tap your Cooper ID card at one of the turnstiles. If your ID does not work for any reason, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library service desk, so we can investigate and work with the Campus Safety and Security Department to resolve the issue.
To get NYUGuest WiFi access, members of the Cooper Union community must visit Bobst Library's Service Desk, located on the east side of the atrium when it is open. (Please note you may need to repeat this process weekly.)
You may still access NYU's online resources while you're at Bobst without the guest WiFi. To do so, use any publicly available computers on floors LL1, 5, 6, or 7.
Problems or questions with NYUGuest WiFi? Contact NYU Libraries IT (and make sure to mention you are a member of the Cooper community):
Students, Faculty, and Staff of the Cooper Union can access the Cardozo School of Law Library. Although members of the Cooper community cannot borrow books from Cardozo they can use them physically onsite. Also, during certain dates of the academic year, the Cardozo Law Library is closed to the Cooper community (such as during exam periods), so be sure to check the visitor webpage for updates and the calendar before going.