On Facebook Dean posted the link to Cooper the Library Dog (YouTube) and it is just simply too cute not do as a Friday Fun post. Cooper is a brown Shih Tzu who comes to the Harvard Medical School library on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a registered therapy dog. Cooper is in the catalog and can be checked out for 30 minutes by anyone with an Harvard ID. According to the librarian on the video, Cooper is quite popular because other people, not just those with the Harvard Medical School will go out of their way to the library to check him out.
Other academic libraries doing therapy dogs are:
- Yale Law Library (Monty)
- University of Connecticut Libraries (lots of pups)
- MIT Libraries (partners with a therapy dog program)
- USF Law Library (plethora of pooches)
- University of Richmond Law School (Garth and 3 other dogs)