Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) offers state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and educational resources to TU transfer students in Harford County. Library services at TUNE are located in Suite 202.
Online Access and Exploring the Virtual Library
All electronic resources subscribed to by Cook Library, such as online databases and e-books, are available to TUNE students, both on and off the TUNE campus. To explore this virtual library, simply begin your journey on the library homepage or contact the Academic Support Coordinator for an introductory research consultation
Hours and Contact Information
Library services at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) are coordinated by a full-time Academic Support Coordinator.
To view official TUNE library hours and the Academic Support Coordinator’s contact information, please visit TUNE’s Academic Resources web page.
In the event that you need assistance outside of library hours, you may use the 24/7 Ask a Librarian tool.
Borrowing Print Items
There is a small print collection at TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) containing several reference items as well as children’s books. Visit the TUNE Welcome Desk or Suite 202 to access this collection.
Students and faculty may have print items delivered to TUNE. When you see an item in Cook OneSearch that you’d like to borrow, request the item and specify “TU Northeastern” as the pick-up location.
You’ll receive an email letting you know when your book is delivered. Bring your OneCard to the TUNE Welcome Desk or Suite 202 to pick up your book.
APA Formatting and Research Consultations at TU in Northeastern Maryland
You may schedule an in-person appointment at TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) with the Academic Support Coordinator for APA and research assistance. Please visit TUNE’s Academic Resources web page for hours and contact information.
Each discipline also has a subject librarian assigned to it. These librarians will have discipline-specific knowledge to help you with your research.
Study Spaces at TU in Northeastern Maryland
The Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) facility offers a variety of study spaces for the individual student seeking a quiet spot as well as the group meeting to collaborate on a class project.
These spaces include the Learning Commons adjacent to the building’s main entrance, several group collaboration rooms with interactive displays, individual study rooms, and a computer lab.
All of these spaces remain open throughout the TUNE building’s general hours. Please visit the TUNE Welcome Desk with questions about the study spaces.
Academic Events and Activities
Nearly every week at TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) during the academic term, workshops are offered on topics related to academic success including APA formatting and research strategies.
A number of extracurricular programs are organized throughout the year. In the spring, TUNE hosts an annual Edible Book Festival to celebrate National Library Week. During the fall term, International Games Week is observed with a daylong event at TUNE filled with fun activities. Visit the TUNE events web page for updates as they become available.
The TUNE library also boasts an extensive “Take a Book, Leave a Book” collection in TUNE Suite 202 to promote leisure reading among students. This is an honor system lending library. Feel free to browse these shelves and take a book with you. You may also bring in unwanted books that need a new home.
Visiting Harford Community College’s Library
The Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) facility is located on the grounds of Harford Community College (HCC) in Bel Air, MD.
TUNE students are welcome to also visit the HCC Library for free access to computers and study spaces. Although the TUNE facility is closed on weekends, the HCC Library offers convenient hours on Saturdays and Sundays when HCC classes are in session. To borrow print items from the HCC Library, TUNE students may sign up for a free community library card at the circulation desk on the second floor of the HCC Library. Photo identification indicating Maryland residency will be required.
Please visit Harford Community College's Library website for additional information regarding library hours, borrowing print items, and using study spaces.
Visiting Cecil College’s Library
TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) students who are Cecil County residents may also use the academic library at Cecil College, Cecil County Veterans Memorial Library.
To borrow print items from this library, please visit the circulation desk to sign up for a county resident card. Photo identification indicating Cecil County residency will be required.
Please visit the Cecil County Veterans Memorial Library website for additional information regarding library hours and resources.
Visiting Cook Library in Towson
TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) students are welcome to visit Cook Library on TU’s campus in Towson. Be sure to bring your OneCard and stop in to browse Cook Library's stacks, meet with librarians, and use the computers or study spaces. Cook Library is generally open on the weekends when parking is easy.
To plan your trip, please consult the following resources: