About Us

Library Mission Statement
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.

Library Services and Collections
Emmanuel College Library: First FloorServes the Emmanuel College Community
Traditional undergraduate students, graduate students, working professionals, accelerated programs participants (ECAP), full- and part-time faculty members, College administrators, staff, and alumni, the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), and Fenway Library Consortium (FLC) institutions, as well as citizens of the greater Fenway area.

Library Collection
All disciplines in the College curriculum are represented. Holdings include: more than 165,000 titles in the electronic, circulating and reference collections; more than 2,000 active journal subscriptions in print and online; and 62 online database resources. (Note: Off-campus access is available for most of the electronic resources with the Online Academic Resources account information.)

Library Services include: 

Library Cooperative Alliances
Emmanuel College Library: First FloorFenway Libraries Online (FLO)
A ten-member partnership comprised of the libraries at Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Lesley University (including the Lesley -- LUCAD Library, formerly Art Institute of Boston), Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum School, New England College of Optometry, New England Conservatory of Music, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. FLO is the library’s automated resource sharing network. The FLO network offers interlibrary loan services for document delivery of books and journal articles, and provides walk-in circulation and reference privileges.

Fenway Library Consortium (FLC)
Members include Brookline Public Library, Hebrew College, New England Institute of Art, Roxbury Community College, Simmons College, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and the ten members of Fenway Libraries Online. FLC provides students and faculty with access to 1.5 million volumes held collectively. FLC institutions provide circulation/borrowing privileges to Emmanuel College Patrons with a valid ID card.

Social Media Policy
To create an online environment that supports the Library's mission, fosters interaction within the community, and highlights the Library's resources and services.

The Library reserves the right to moderate all public-generated content, including but not limited to, user comments.  The Emmanuel College Student Code of Behavior and the Computing and Communication Acceptable Use Policy  will be applied to all public-generated content.