Albert S. Cook Library

Albert S. Cook Library
Circulation & Course Reserves: 410-704-2456
Research Help: 410-704-2462
Text Message: 410-774-1398


Albert S. Cook Library is the central place on campus to get assistance with research, find a variety of spaces to study, and access books, journals, and media resources.

Individualized research help is available virtually via text messaging, instant messaging, email, and telephone. Research and Instruction Librarians also teach classes on finding, obtaining, using and analyzing information and provide one-on-one research consultations by appointment.

Cook Library serves as an information hub with computer work stations available to connect users to the library catalog, electronic databases, electronic books, online journals, and the internet. A 24/7 Study Space is located on the main floor. The Data Studio, also on the main floor, contains four individual workstations and one group station to support you in mapping, data analysis, and data visualization projects. Room 200C on the second floor is dedicated to quiet study and there are study cubicles and rooms located on the second and third floor as well. Wireless internet, cloud printers and scanner machines are conveniently located in the building. In addition, the library provides a leisure reading collection on the second floor and hosts events throughout the year, such as book discussions and noontime jazz concerts. Starbucks is also located in the lobby.

Cook Library's online catalog and electronic resources are accessible to Towson University students anytime, anywhere through the library's website. The library's collection includes more than 350,000 books and 500,000 electronic books. Students also have access to over 350 electronic databases and approximately 90,000 electronic and print journals. Special Collections & University Archives gives students an opportunity to experience history at their fingertips through digital collections, rare books and historical TU documents and photographs.

In addition, TU students can utilize other area library collections. They may request books from the University System of Maryland and Affiliated institutions (USMAI) libraries and they may have access to many private college and university libraries in the Baltimore area. Materials needed for academic research may be obtained from around the world via inter-library loan as well.


Assistant University Librarian for Access Services: Sara Arnold-Garza

Librarian I: Brittini Ballard, John Esh, Bria Sinnott, Elisabeth White

Librarian II: Julia Caffrey-Hill, Elizabeth DeCoster, Miriam DeHarnais, Carrie Price (Health Professions Librarian), S. Lisa Sweeney, Adam Zukowski

Dean of University Libraries: Suzanne Conrad

Librarian III: Rick Davis, Shana Gass, Elaine Mael, Carl Olson

Assistant University Librarian for Development and Communication: Joyce Garczynski

Assistant University Librarian for Content Management: Mary Gilbert

Information Technology Librarian: William Helman

Assistant University Librarian for Research & Instruction: Claire Holmes

Associate University Librarian: Mary Ranadive

Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections & University Archives: Ashley Todd-Diaz