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McKenna Library

Research. Study. Find the information you seek.

Second story view of McKenna LibraryLocated in the east wing of the Driscoll Building, McKenna Library houses:

  • More than 22,000 items, DVDs, and children’s books
  • Over 75 periodical titles
  • Desktop computers for working on assignments
  • WiFi access for laptops and mobile devices
  • Wireless printing
  • available to help you find the information you’re looking for

You’ll also have access to over 15,000 full-text journals and newspapers through our online databases, which include Academic Search Complete, Credo Reference, and Lexis/Nexis Academic. See the bottom of this page for a complete list.


Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The tri-campus information community is strong

Can’t find what you need at McKenna? Holy Cross College students and faculty enjoy full borrowing privileges at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Bethel College libraries.

Want to have material from those libraries sent here at no cost? Ask a librarian about our InterMALC delivery of materials.

Meet some of the best research resources on the Holy Cross campus

Our librarians are masters at helping you find the information you seek—and introducing you to new resources that will deepen your research and expand your thinking.

Sarah Kolda, Director of Library Services
Francie Davis, Assistant Director

There’s a lot of information out there

Ask a librarian if you need any assistance with using our online databases.


ARTstor is a digital library that includes approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.


Holy Cross College library catalog, with access to Notre Dame’s library catalog.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty, staff, and administrators.


Searches in hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos. Moreover, our other databases can be accessed through Credo when searching your topic. A great place to start your research.

EBSCOhost Article Databases

Our best source for full-text articles from a wide range of disciplines. Databases available include: Academic Search Complete (multidisciplinary), Business Source Complete, Greenfile, ERIC (education), Humanities Full-text, Social Science Full text, our eBooks collection, MEDLINE, and many others. If full-text of an article is not provided by the database, a link to request ILL of the article is provided.

Encyclopedia Britannica

The full-text with pictures of the complete encyclopedia — updated daily.


Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of the McKenna Library. Click on the Flipster link to access a site where you can browse among the magazines offered to you by the library. You can then click to view Newsweek (en espanol), Oprah, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, or Time within your browser. This means you can access Flipster from any computer, laptop, or mobile device, as long as you are connected to the Internet.

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni provides full-text access to general, regional and international news, legal information, biographical information, company news and financial information.

Oxford English Dictionary

The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.

Wall Street Journal

Go to the McKenna Library Moodle page for credentials to access WSJ. Online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed analysis and in-depth reporting. Sign in is required and up to four simultaneous users are allowed.