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Class of 2027: HC Libraries & You


Welcome, Class of 2027!  This guide will introduce you to the campus libraries.  Use the tabs along the side of this page to learn about Montserrat in the library, Personal Research Sessions, the library buildings and collections, and more! 

What should you know about HC Libraries? [scroll to find out!]

There are 3 Libraries on campus -- Dinand Library, the Music Library, and the Science Library. You also have access to the Worcester Art Museum Library. 


3 Campus Libraries + Worcester Art Museum

Printing and scanning is FREE in all of the campus libraries.


Print and scan for FREE

Through the Libraries, you have access to hundreds of print books and journals, online articles, research databases, media, datasets and more! Still not enough? Interlibrary Loan allows you to borrow articles, books and other materials from libraries worldwide -- at no cost to you! 


Hundreds of print & online resources - plus, borrow from libraries worldwide

Explore the history of Holy Cross, Worcester and more in the College Archives & Special Distinctive-- open to students Monday through Friday.


Explore College history in the College Archives & Distinctive Collections

We collaborate with Jesuit schools around the country to make sure our chat box is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Come by any time to ask us questions about finding a resource, starting research, using databases, writing citations, and more! 

Visit our Drop-In Hours Page to learn about other times that librarians and peer consultants are available for on-demand research help. 


Chat us with your questions 24/7!

Our librarians have created hundreds of guides like this one to help you use the library. 

For even more help, be sure to check out our HC Libs Survival Guides videos and our FAQ


Online research guides and tutorials to research and the Libraries

Every major department on campus has a designated librarian. We hope that you'll have the opportunity to meet many of us over the next 4 years! 


Dedicated librarians for each major department

Schedule a Personal Research Session (with a librarian) or a consultation with our Peer Research Consultants for a one-on-one meeting tailored to your specific needs. We can help with all stages of the research process, from developing your topic to checking your bibliography! 


Personal Research Sessions with librarians and Peer Research Consultants