Samantha Berman

Assistant to the Director, Cooper Union Library
212.353.4185 |

Julie Castelluzzo

Electronic Resources Librarian
212.353.4178 |

Michael Gundert

Library Technician
212.353.4190 |

James Edward Malin

Engineering/Science Librarian
212.353.4179 |

Mary Mann

Archives Librarian
212.353.4184 |

James Mitchell

Part Time Librarian
212.353.4188 |

Lisa Norberg

Director of the Library
212.353.4187 |

Dale Perreault

Senior Library Technician
212.353.4188 |

Raymond Solga

Part-Time Librarian
212.353.4188 |

Mackenzie Williams

Art and Architecture Librarian
212.353.4189 |

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.