Library Overview

The Annenberg Library offers a comfortable and inviting environment for study and research. Open 75 hours per week during the regular academic year, library facilities include: the Information Commons; the Class of 1912/Rauch Instructional Materials Room which contains curriculum materials and instructional aids in support of teacher certification; the Moncrief Special Collections Room; group study and conference rooms; and a 24 hour study space.

The Library currently holds over 70,000 volumes and subscribes to a wide array of journals and periodicals in a variety of formats, including print, microform and electronic. The Library’s extensive collection of print and electronic sources supports the curriculum of Pine Manor College. Electronic reference resources include Lexis Nexis Academic, InfoTrac, PsycArticles, Academic Search Premier and many others. Reference librarians are always available to provide individual or group instruction in the use of research resources. The Annenberg Library also offers passes to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Learning Commons is the center for information discovery, teaching and learning. Located in the Library Loft, the computers providing access to the Internet, the online library catalog, electronic databases, image editing tools, MoodleRooms e-learning software, email and office productivity software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It is staffed by the librarians who are skilled in both research and technology questions.

The Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium consisting of 42 public and academic libraries.  Through a shared catalog, students, staff, and faculty have access to holdings of more than 6 million items.  Minuteman provides daily (Mon.-Fri.) book delivery between the Minuteman libraries.  The Library is also a member of OCLC,which is a library cooperative with more than 60,000 libraries. With the combined services of Minuteman and OCLC we can obtain books and academic articles from around the world at no cost to the Pine Manor Community.