Alumni are welcome to visit during the hours when the library is open. After 10pm, everyone must show identification before entering the library.
The library’s 24/7 study space is only available to current Towson University students, faculty, and staff during the hours that the library is not open.
Getting to Albert S. Cook Library
Alumni can park in the Glen Garage and the Towsontown Garage. Prices and locations are available on the Visitors, Department Guests & Vendors parking web page.
Once you have arrived on campus, it is just a short walk to the library in the center of campus. To help you find your way visit the library Directions & Parking page.
Using Library Computers, Printing, and Other Technology
Alumni can log in to the library’s public computers using a guest account. The guest account password changes each semester and visitors can obtain the password at the library’s circulation desk or research help desk on the main floor.
Wi-Fi is available through the tu-openaccess network and information about how to connect is available through the Office of Technology Services’ Wireless & Remote Access page.
Alumni can print using the WEPA printing kiosks available throughout the library and across campus. For details about printing, please see the Visitor Printing in Cook Library website.
The library has a public black and white copier on the 3rd floor that accepts credit card payment. There are also scanners on the Floor 3 that visitors can use to create and e-mail digital copies.
Using Library Resources
Alumni may use the library’s electronic and physical resources while visiting the library.
Towson University alumni also have lifetime borrowing privileges at Cook Library. A valid driver's license and a Towson University Alumni Association ID Card are required when borrowing materials. The loan period is 28 days. For more information visit the library Check Out / Request page.
Using Special Collections & University Archives
Special Collections & University Archives is home to a variety of historic Towson University materials including yearbooks, course catalogs, photographs, and other university records. Some of these collections are available online through their Collections page.
Alumni also are welcome to visit Special Collections and University Archives on the 5th floor of the library when this department is open. If you require in-depth research assistance using these materials, please contact 410-704-2093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit so that the staff can help you make the most of your visit.
Attending Library Events and Programs
Alumni are welcome to attend and participate in the library’s public events and programs. For a schedule, please visit Towson University’s events calendar.