New College

Dean’s Welcome

We are proud to serve the students, faculty and staff from New College and the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Cook Library is a place where you can discover a topic for a paper or project, get assistance with the research on that topic, collaborate with colleagues in further developing the project, get writing assistance, help with surveys or other quantitative aspect of the paper or project, develop foreign language skills to better understand resources not in English, and put the paper together using the most appropriate technologies. Our spaces are designed with social learning in mind. Working on projects with colleagues is facilitated with flexible furniture, abundant technologies, robust wireless network access, and discrete spaces for groups and individual study.

Dean's Welcome!


Library Happenings

        Events                                                                Exhibit

Introduction to Minitab Part 2
November 22 4:00 pm-5:00pm LBR 209 

Jung Society Book Discussion Group

Meets on Mondays- 6-7:30 pm


52 Reasons to Love a Vet

Starting on November 6 and
running through December 10,
Cook Library will host an exhibit
of 35 illustrations by notable
artists entitled 52 Reasons to Love
a Vet. The illustrations portray a
variety of impressions of veterans
and their experiences.

Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm

American Participation in World War I: A Fresh Look
New College Professor Emeritus Justus Donecke
November 8 at 5:30pm

We are not Charity Cases:
A Strengths-Based Approach to Veteran Reintegration

USF Sarasota-Manatee Assistant Professor Eric Hodges
November 16 at 4pm

Applying an Anti-Inflammatory Strategy in a Pre­-Clinical Model of Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Scott Ferguson, Scientist, Roskamp Institute                                       November 17 5pm


Christopher Jones, Associate Curator of Photography and New Media, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.                                            November 29 4pm

August 27, 2017- December 15, 2017

  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 p.m to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday – 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Thanksgiving Eve-Wednesday November 22nd 8am-5pm

Thanksgiving-Thursday November 23rd-Saturday 25th-Closed

Our mission

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library is the virtual and physical center of academic success services. We actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and deliver services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of knowledgeable and critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee.