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Learning Commons | Cardinal Cushing Library

About Us

Library Mission

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 Emmanuel Community
  • Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students
  • Faculty, administrators and staff
  • Members of The Colleges of the Fenway (COF) and the Fenway Libraries Organization (FLO)
  • Members of the Greater-Fenway community
Library Services
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Information literacy classes
  • Online course guides
  • Course reserves
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum guest pass (one pass available on days museum is open, one-time use)
The Library Collection
  • Over 250,000 print and e-Books in our collections covering all subject areas
  • More than 3,600 print and electronic journal subscriptions
  • Over 60 online subscription databases in all subject areas
  • More than 35,000 online streaming videos available 24x7 in every subject
Library Partnerships
The Cardinal Cushing Library partners with a number of libraries in Boston and surrounding communities to provide expanded access to library materials and services. Present a current Emmanuel College ID and library barcode to check out materials from FLO libraries listed as Full Members below.

Fenway Library Organization:

Full Members:
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Lesley University
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Museum of Fine Arts
New England College of Optometry
New England Conservatory of Music
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Affiliate Members:
Berklee College of Music
Berkshire Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Eastern Nazarene College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Holyoke Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
North Shore Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Roxbury Community College
Salem State University
Simmons College
Suffolk University
University of Massachusetts Boston
Worcester State University
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