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About Cook Library

Welcome to the Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University! Here you will find a rich variety of resources acquired to support your learning, teaching, and scholarship, along with friendly, knowledgeable librarians and staff to assist you in using these tools and collections. Whether you are in the Library or using the website, resources and help are near at hand.

On our website, you can do a quick search for that much-needed book or article, browse the Research Guides to learn more about the specialized resources in a subject area or major, access brief Help Guides that explain how to use various library resources, and get help from a librarian via text, instant messaging, e-mail, or telephone.

In the Library you can get a cup of coffee, connect to the wireless network, attend a class-related information literacy instruction session, and browse the stacks to find hidden literary gems. There are also computer workstations, printers and photocopiers throughout the building, a Leisure Reading Collection with novels and cookbooks, a multimedia lab that includes video editing software, collaborative work spaces, individual study areas, and a room devoted to quiet study on the 2nd floor. In addition, the Special Collections and Archives invites you to explore history through rare books and artifacts as well as Towson University documents and photographs.

Along with accessing these resources, join us for the Library’s educational and cultural programs, such as book discussions, exhibits, and monthly jazz concerts. Cook Library is the place where discovery, learning, and information-sharing thrive.

We welcome your suggestions and look forward to meeting you in-person or virtually.

-Deborah Nolan, Dean of University Libraries

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