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The Alden Library is located in the beautiful Harrington Learning Center in the heart of the QCC Worcester campus. Access the Library online:


George I. Alden

George I. Alden

Photo courtesy of the Alden Trust.

Who was George I. Alden?

George I. Alden, 1843-1926, Alden Library’s namesake, was an industrialist and educator who made major contributions to the city of Worcester. He was one of the founders of the Norton Emery Wheel Company, now Saint-Gobain, and one of the first faculty members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he taught mechanical engineering for twenty-eight years. During his life he established the Alden Trust, a fund that continues to support educational organizations in the Worcester area and beyond. For more information visit the Alden Trust.


Harrington Learning Center

The Harrington Learning Center is dedicated to the memory of Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington in honor of a $1 million donation to Quinsigamond Community College by the Harrington Foundation in 2005. 

The dedication plaque located at the second floor entrance to the building reads: “The Harrington Foundation feels it most fitting that a college doing so much for Worcester should name a building for two people who did so much for Worcester."

The Harrington Foundation has made other significant contributions to the city including donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the EcoTarium, the United Way, and many other educational, cultural, human services, and health related institutions.  The Harrington Foundation also donated money to QCC for the Harrington Computing Center located in Room 379A in the Administration Building.



Welcome to the Alden Library at Quinsigamond Community College!  We are committed to helping you meet your educational goals and supporting your professional and personal development. 

The Alden Library, located on the second and third floors of the Harrington Learning Center (HLC) is a place to learn, discover, share, and grow.  This guide presents information about the Alden Library.


Navigate this guide by clicking the tabs at the top of each page, or by clicking links below:

  • Hours
    Lists the hours for the Alden Library.
  • Services
    Information about popular Library services.
  • Need Help?
    Find help in person, by phone, email, or chat.
  • Collections
    Information about print and online collections.
  • Amenities
    Information about the Alden Library amenities.
  • Staff
    Library staff by department.
  • FAQs
    Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Alden Library.
  • Policies
    Collection of Library and campus related policies.
  • HLC Centers
    Information about some of the campus centers located in HLC.
  • Resources for Faculty
    Information about Library resources and services for faculty.

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