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), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), and the Fenway Library Consortium (FLC)
  • Members of the Greater-Fenway community
Library Services
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Information literacy classes
  • Online course guides
  • Course reserves
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Media Equipment loans
  • Museum passes
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. Present a current Emmanuel College library barcode to check out materials at these area libraries.

Fenway Libraries Online Members
  • Emerson College
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • New England College of Optometry
  • New England Conservatory
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wheelock College
Fenway Library Consortium Members
  • Brookline Public Library
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Simmons College
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
Library Hours

Monday - Thursday           7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday                               7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday                           9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday                             12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

*a valid Emmanuel ID required after 8:00 p.m.

Click here for Holiday Hours
Cardinal Cushing Library reading room

What's in the Library

What's in the library
The Lower Level
Library Lower Level
A. Academic Resource Center (ARC)
B. Listening and Viewing Rooms
C. Computer Lab (G7)
D. Classrooms G10 and G15
E. Conference Rooms (G09 and G18) can be booked for Group Study.
     Faculty Offices and Classrooms (G11-G14, G16, and G17)
F. Faculty Offices (G20)
Vending Machines are located near the elevator.
* Restrooms
The First Floor
First Floor

G. Printer
H. Reference Desk
I. New Books/Leisure Reading Collection
J. Reference Collection
K. Reference Indexes
L. Periodical Collection
M. Juvenile Literature Collection
N. Circulating Collection/Main Stacks
O. Reference Computers
P. Faculty Offices (105)
* Restrooms
The Second Floor
Library Second Floor
Q. Circulating Collection/Main Stacks continued
R. Browsing Collections
S. Mulvaney Leadership Institute Collection and computer stations
T. Emmanuel Archives
U. Rare Book Room
 * Restrooms
The Third Floor
Development and Alumni Relations