Educating young people to become "knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative researchers" is part of our mission, and Commonwealth students learn to gather and manage information skillfully. That starts in Commonwealth's Library, which aims to facilitate access to information relevant to the coursework and academic interests of students, faculty, and staff. Research skills learned in the library will equip students to lead well-informed, thoughtful, productive lives.

The Library consists of a rich variety of print and electronic resources, connections to outside libraries and collections, and a program of information literacy instruction. To see what new resources have recently been added to the collection, visit our New in the Library page.

Our library catalog can be found here. You can also access the catalog by typing your query into the search bar below. If you're new to using the catalog, check out these quick tips.

Commonwealth Library Catalog


Below you will find a bevy of helpful library resources, from electronic databases and research guides from Commonwealth to recommended readings and library catalogs from across Massachusetts and beyond.


Virtual Library

To assist students during this time of virtual learning, Ms. Johnson has assembled a variety of helpful online library resources.

visit the Virtual Library

Emma Torres Johnson

Librarian, Registrar/AP Coordinator, Homework Project Coordinator
B.A., Oberlin College
Pg.D., University of Birmingham
M.S., Simmons College