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Mission and Vision


Albert S. Cook Library supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and scholarship of the Towson University community, facilitating intellectual inquiry, inspiring innovation, fostering effective collaboration, and creating pathways to lifelong discovery.


Albert S. Cook Library will be a vibrant, accessible, academically central enterprise for intellectual inquiry, connecting people and ideas, and facilitating the continual discovery, creation, and exchange of knowledge. Within a dynamic information environment, Cook Library will enhance the academic and scholarly endeavors of students, faculty and staff by employing innovative approaches for user-centered services; streamlining access to information and scholarly resources; and fostering lifelong learning.

Equity and Inclusion

Towson University Libraries value the physical, emotional, mental, and academic well-being of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We celebrate intellectual freedom, however, hate speech and other expressions of violence that threaten the safety of our campus community will not be tolerated. We invite you to join us in creating an environment that embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and inquiry.