Cardinal Cushing Library

Constructed in 1965 to house thousands of volumes and provide a quiet space for research and study, Emmanuel's Cardinal Cushing Library has transformed into a 21st century destination for communication, creation and collaboration among students.

  • Opened in 1965
  • Home to the DiscoveryLab, which offers tools such as 3D printers, VR equipment, drones and other media equipment to enhance in-class learning and assignments.
  • The Academic Resource Center, located on the ground floor, offers professional writing and math support, peer tutoring, test prep, study strategies and more.

The Cardinal Cushing Library and the Learning Commons 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 helps guides students 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 25,000 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, the Academic Resource Center, which offers a variety of services to assist students , and the DiscoveryLab makerspace.

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