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Thurs. and Fri. are Deal Days at the Book Sale!

librarybooksaleCook Library’s Annual Book Sale is coming to a close so all the books are priced to go!

  • On Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th before 2pm: All items are half price
  • On Friday, April 24th from 2-4pm: Get a bag of books for $1

The book sale is on the main floor of the library and is open from 7:30am to 4pm both days.

April 23, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Cook Library Room 527 is Now a Dedicated Lactation Room

LactationRoomWith the renovations to the back of the second floor last year, Cook Library lost our dedicated space for new mothers to pump breast milk and nurse their children. Library staff are committed to providing this space and after some construction, the new lactation room, complete with a rocking chair and outlet, is located in room 527 (at the back of the 5th floor).


April 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

*DC Power Outage Impacts Cook Library Resources

Update: All databases and the catalog should be fully operational again. Thanks for your patience :)

Due to the power outage in Washington DC, many library databases are unavailable and catalog information is limited (call numbers are slow load and specific location information is not available).

April 7, 2015 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

A-LIST Students Now Available to Help You Research!

IMGP0180The struggle is real. Let us help!

Students in the A-LIST (Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students) program will be available to help you with your research needs around Cook Library and across campus! Look for their gold shirts in the Library, the Writing Center, and at events around campus.

Spring 2015 Hours:

Mondays 11-1pm and 11:30-1:30pm in the Writing Center
Tuesdays 11-1pm and 1-3pm in the Writing Center
Wednesdays 10-12
Thursdays 1-3pm

They can help you:

  • With an introduction to the library
  • Find articles and books
  • Navigate the Library’s resources
  • Cite resources
  • Print and use library technology

No question is a bad question!

They know the struggle is real, and they are ready to help!

Questions about the program?

Contact: First Year Experience Librarian Carissa Tomlinson (

March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Design a Cook Library Button and You Could Win a Prize!

Button Design Contest

Cook Library wants you to design a 1’’ button that represents our library and what makes it special. Get creative! The top five designs will be turned into buttons and distributed during the Cook Library Love Letter event (see below). The most popular design will be used for Cook Library marketing and events and its designer will receive a Towson giftpack!

Need some inspiration? Check out these winners from the University of Waterloo for their similar contest.

How to Enter:

Create one or more 1″ button designs using one of the following software templates:

Word | PowerPoint | Photoshop | Illustrator

Technical Hints: 

  • Zoom in on the shape (View–>Zoom in Word and PPT)
  • Make sure your message fits fully inside the inside circle (the outside circle will wrap around the button) in the templates
  • Powerpoint and Word are available on all library computers, Photoshop and Illustrator are available in the 2nd floor lab and in the SCS lab in room 35.
  • Additional tutorials are online here:

Or go low-tech and hand draw or paint a 1″ round design. We will scan your design on to a button template.

Contest Rules:

  • This contest is open to Towson University students, staff and faculty.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but there will be only one winner.
  • Designs must be original.
  • Entries must be emailed to (or submitted in person at the Research Help desk) before Friday, April 10th at 8pm.
  • In submitting an entry, you are agreeing that Cook Library may use your design for library related marketing and events.


The top 5 designs (as judged by a team of library staff and students) will be printed and given away during the Cook Library Love Letter Events (see below). These designers will also receive 10 copies of their own buttons. We will notify all entrants of the top 5 designs before April 13th.

The favorite (as judged by Cook Library Love Letter Event attendees) will be available throughout the semester and may be used in library marketing and events. The designer will also receive a Towson themed gift pack.

Cook Library Love Letter Event

Love Letter to Cook LibraryStop by the library’s main floor to create your love letter to Cook Library!

Wednesday, April 15th 11am-1pm
Thursday, April 16th 11am-1pm

March 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

New Document Scanner on the 3rd Floor

newscannerThanks to the generous support of our donors, Cook Library has a new scanner on the 3rd floor!

Now you can scan a book chapter or an article from a journal and save it as a pdf file.

There is an operating manual beside the scanner and feel free to ask at the Research Help Desk if you have any questions about how to use it.

March 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Midterm Extended Hours Sun. 3/8 to Fri. 3/13

Cook Library will be open 24/7 during the mid-term period.

The Library will be open from 12pm on Sunday, March 8th until 8pm on Friday, March 13th.

During extended hours, the 2nd & 3rd floors will be open; other floors will be closed at the end of the library’s regular hours. Course Reserves services will still be available, but all other library services will be closed. A Photo ID will be required to enter the Library during extended hours.

February 26, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

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