Special Borrowers

The primary purpose of our collection is to support the academic and research endeavors of our students, faculty and staff. Members of the local community are welcome to use our resources, both print and electronic, in person at the Cook Library. Remote access to online databases is restricted by licensing to current TU students, faculty and staff.

Global Business Incubator Members

Participating members of TowsonGlobal, the Business Globalization Center, are eligible to use the services and resources offered by Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University. Get more information...

Affiliated Borrowers

Individuals who have a professional / working relationship with a University department but are not enrolled nor employed by Towson University may receive library privileges. Affiliated borrowers must be authorized by their associated department. Affiliated borrowers must also register for library use privileges.

Library Privileges for Affiliated Borrowers

  • Special Borrower's card - replaced for free if lost or damaged
  • Access to electronic resources: on campus only
  • Access to the media resources lab and materials
  • Access to periodicals, microfilms and microfiche collections in house
  • Reference assistance in person, via instant messaging, email, or telephone
  • Ability to search the library's online catalog remotely
  • Ability to borrow circulating materials from Cook Library - loan period is 28 days
  • Ability to renew library materials remotely or in house
  • Courtesy reminders of upcoming due dates
  • Notification if another patron needs items that are on loan to you

Community Borrowers

The library grants borrowing privileges to community members on a case-by-case basis. Please be advised that many resources are available via your local public library. We recommend that you begin your research process there.

Community members may submit a request in writing to Paula Langley, the Circulation Manager at Cook Library, via plangley@towson.edu or call 410-704-3442 for more information. If permission is granted, please complete the following form to receive borrowing privileges.

Library Privileges for Community Borrowers

  • Special Borrower's card - replaced for free if lost or damaged
  • Access to electronic resources: on campus only
  • Access to the media resources lab and materials
  • Access to periodicals, microfilms and microfiche collections in house
  • Reference assistance in person, via instant messaging, email, or telephone
  • Ability to search the library's online catalog remotely
  • Ability to borrow circulating materials from Cook Library - loan period is 28 days
  • Ability to renew library materials remotely or in house
  • Courtesy reminders of upcoming due dates
  • Notification if another patron needs items that are on loan to you

Rules and Responsibilities for All Borrowers

Special borrowers are subject to all the rules and regulations of the Albert S. Cook Library. Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed and for any fees assessed when materials charged to the library account are lost, damaged or returned late. Please notify us if the library card is lost or stolen.

When borrowing materials, the cardholder must present a picture ID along with the original library card. Photocopies of the library card will not be accepted.

Special Borrower Privileges / Albert S. Cook Library
http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/circServicesSpecialBorrowers.cfm
Last revised: August 11, 2011

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