Cardinal Cushing Library

In the Digital Age, the role of the academic library is constantly evolving-and increasingly important. Constructed in 1965 to house thousands of volumes and provide a quiet space for research and study, Emmanuel's Cardinal Cushing Library has been transforming into a 21st century destination for communication, creation and collaboration among students. Welcome to the all-new Learning Commons.

The Cardinal Cushing Library supports the mission of Emmanuel College by providing resources, services, and technology to meet the present and future educational, research, and information needs of its community. The sunlit library offers extensive study and collaboration space, with group study rooms, individual study carrels and computer stations, along with tools and materials to facilitate learning and exploration.

A full-time staff of knowledgeable librarians can help guide you through an extensive library collection that includes more than 250,000 print and e-Books in our collections covering all subject areas, 3,600+ print and electronic journal subscriptions, more than 60 online subscription databases in all subject areas and more than 35,000 online streaming videos available 24/7 in every subject.

Library services include:

  • Reference and research assistance
  • Information literacy classes
  • Online course guides
  • Course reserves
  • Interlibrary loan

The library is also home the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, which hosts some of the College's most prestigious lectures and events and the Academic Resource Center, which offers a variety of services to assist students in their quest for academic excellence.

Creating "Common" Knowlege

Check out the story on the Cardinal Cushing Library's transformation into a modern, collaborative Learning Commons in Emmanuel Magazine.

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