About Us

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University. We provide the resources, services, and spaces that our community needs in order to find, evaluate, and use information appropriately and ethically.

You have to write a research paper and aren’t sure where to start.

Your study group needs a quiet place to prepare for that big exam tomorrow.

You want to learn all about your campus organization’s history.

You can’t wait to talk about a great new movie you just saw.

These are just four of the 20,000-plus reasons why Towson University students, faculty, staff, and community members visit Albert S. Cook Library in-person and online each week.

While many people think of rows and rows of books when they think of a library, and Cook Library does not disappoint with over 500,000 print and electronic volumes, it is the library’s stories that define this building, this research center, at the heart of Towson University’s campus.

Stories of how an Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST) leadership program student, with support from a librarian mentor, created an LGBTQ+ resource guide to enhance campus diversity. Stories of how a librarian answered a faculty member’s pleas for help citing an article just before a conference proposal deadline. Stories of how library staff received a grant to bring a Holocaust-related exhibition into Maryland schools.

We invite you to get to know Albert S. Cook Library—to learn more about who are and how we can help you find the research you need. Maybe even, perhaps, you will become part of our story.

We encourage you to learn about our Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST) and Library Residency Program. You can also learn more about our Mission and Vision and Committees.