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About Us


The Emmanuel College Learning Commons and Cardinal Cushing Library support the mission of Emmanuel College by providing resources, services, and technology to meet the present and future educational, research, and information needs of students and faculty.
About Emmanuel College
  • Current FTE - 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 60+ majors, minors and concentrations across 5 distinct schools
  • 95 full-time faculty members
  • Undergradute Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (beginning in Fall 2019)
  • Graduate Degrees Awarded: Master of Science in Management, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing,
Library Services
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Information literacy classes
  • Online course guides
  • Course reserves
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Media equipment loans
  • Educational programming
  • DiscoveryLab MakerSpace
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 25,000 online streaming videos available 24x7 in every subject
Library Partners

The Cardinal Cushing Library partners with a number of libraries in Boston and surrounding communities to provide expanded access to materials and services. Present a current Emmanuel College ID with library barcode to check out materials from the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) libraries listed below and the Simmons University Library.

Fenway Library Organization Member Libraries:
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Lesley University
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Museum of Fine Arts (limited access)
New England College of Optometry
New England Conservatory of Music
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Cardinal Cushing Library reading room