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Study Spaces

The Cooper Union library is equipped with a variety of tables, chairs, and soft furnishing to suit every studying style. Craving quiet? Escape to one of the window nooks. Prefer a buzzy scene? Find a spot at one of the long tables down the center of the library, or curl up on the couches in the atrium. The choice is yours!

Study fuel is necessary, so you may have food and drink in the library. All that we ask is that it's nothing too gooey - so as not to damage any books - or too pungent - so as not to disturb other patrons. 

Reading Nooks Among the Stacks

Studying on Third Avenue

Meeting Spaces

Looking for a place to meet with a group? You're welcome to meet in the library! If you'd like to reserve a space for a one-time event or ongoing meeting, please fill out the Reserving Library Space Form.



The Archives Reading Room

The Archives Reading Room

The Library Living Room

The Library 'Living Room'

Atrium Events

Accessible, comfortable, and filled with easily rearranged furniture, the library atrium has proven to be an excellent space to host everything from book talks to displays of student work to full-blown exhibitions. If you would like to host an event or showcase work in the atrium please contact us at 

The Atrium

The Atrium

The Center for Writing and Learning

We are thrilled to share space with The Center for Writing and Learning, a valuable resource for the Cooper community. If you want to find the Center for Writing and Learning, just walk straight through the Library to the north wall and turn right. If you want to learn more about or contact the Center for Writing and Learning, check out their website at

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