The Mildred F. Sawyer Library serves the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School and occupies three levels of the 73 Tremont Street (Rosalie K. Stahl Center) Building. The collection includes more than 128,000 print books, more than 100,000 ebooks, over 24,000 electronic journal titles, over 144,000 microform documents, and a variety of other print and computerized research tools. Reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our homepage for more info on hours, services, and links to online resources.
You must have a valid Suffolk University ID card to enter the library or to use any of its materials or resources. It is the University Identification Card issued to you by Suffolk University Police. The barcode imprinted on the ID card is used to borrow books; the seven digit ID card number is your "ID number" and is used when logging onto the Sawyer Library subscription-based databases when off-campus.
The library’s online catalog is a combined catalog that includes material at the Sawyer Library, the NESAD Library, the Law Library, and the Madrid Campus library.
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The general circulating collection of the Sawyer Library includes more than 128,000 print volumes covering a wide range of subjects supporting the undergraduate and graduate curriculums.
The library’s print collections are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers; the circulating print collection is located on the fourth floor. The Reference collection is shelved on the second (entrance) floor.
Books shelved in the general stacks - 4th floor - may be borrowed for 28 days, plus two renewals. To borrow books, you must have a valid Suffolk ID. You may borrow an unlimited number of circulating books. Due dates are indicated on the card in the back of each book. There is a substantial fee charged for materials not returned by their due date. Use Archer, the online catalog to identify the books Sawyer library owns, and to renew books you have already checked out.
Neither periodicals - magazines, newspapers, and journals - nor reference books may be checked out of the library.
The Sawyer Library has over 100,000 electronic books, or ebooks. Ebooks are also searched through the online catalog in the same manner as print materials. Unlike their print counterparts, ebooks are accessed through a direct link in their respective catalog records.
Questions about the collection? Call the Circulation Desk (617) 573-8535.
You may renew your Sawyer Library books online.
You may renew each book twice.
Each book renewal is good for 28 days each.
Required textbooks for all College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School courses are kept at the Reserve Desk. Other readings and materials placed in the library by professors are also kept at Reserve. These materials may be used for two hours within the library. You must have a valid Suffolk University ID to use reserve materials. There are also a small number of items like University Yearbooks and Course Evaluation Notebooks kept on Permanent Reserve. CD-ROMS and videos, which may be checked out for longer periods, are also kept at the Reserve Desk. Also available are a limited number of YMCA swim passes and MFA passes for faculty and staff . Students get free admission tothe MFA and a 10% discount on Musuem shop purchases on presentation of a valid university photo ID. Questions? Call the Circulation Desk (617) 573-8535.
The Sawyer Library has subscriptions to 11,000 bound journals volumes, and access to more than 19,000 journal titles in electronic format via our online catalog or via our eJournal Locator.
Our print journals are shelved on the third floor, arranged alphabetically on the shelf by title. Large size periodicals, such as newspapers, are located in the hanging folders at the end of the alphabetical ranges. Back files of a few bound journals are located in the third floor Granary Reading Room.
Additionally, many of our journal titles are available in microform. Periodicals and journals in miroform are organized in microfilm and microfiche cabinets located on Level 3 are in order by the title of the journal or newspaper. Microform requires specific equipment; the Sawyer Library has two digital microform readers for reviewing articles. Both digital microform readers are attached to printers. A computer is also attached to the microform reader/printer to enhance the microform image and store the image file to a USB drive or burn it to a CD-ROM to take with you.
To find out what periodicals Sawyer Library owns, what format each is in, and where it is located, you may search the online catalog. Additionally, one may search for electronic journal titles using the "eJournal Locator," " or articles in "Databases by Subject" or the "A-Z List of Databases."
Periodicals cannot leave the library but may be photocopied. Questions? Call the Periodicals Office (617) 573-8414.
Search our DVD collection in the online library catalog!
Sawyer Library reference librarians have created dozens of help and research guides for student use when undertaking a research project. These list databases, print materials and reliable web resources. Visit our LibGuides collection at http://suffolk.libguides.com/
Additionally, the Mildred F. Sawyer Library offers in-class sessions and Web-based, self-paced instruction modules to help students effectively and efficiently search, retrieve and evaluate information, and use it ethically. We encourage faculty to contact us about Library Instruction for any class including a research component.
The contiguous Sawyer Library seats 450 students in several seating areas and seating styles. The 9th floor Library Commons has additional study rooms, tables, and comfortable chairs.
Individual study carrels and tables are located throughout the library on a first come, first served basis. Carrels and tables provide easy access to an electrical outlet and a wired network jack for each seat.
There are twenty group study rooms on the third and fourth floors; the thirteen six-seat group study rooms can be reserved via a reservation link from the library's home page. Video (VHS/DVD) technology and dataports are available in the group study rooms. Go to the Circulation Desk if dry erase markers and erasers are needed for the whiteboards in the rooms. A limited number of projectors for use inside the group study rooms is available from the Circulation Desk.
There are also reading areas with comfortable seating throughout the library. The Granary Reading Rooms, located on each floor, includes lounge seating and working fireplaces, with views of the adjacent burial ground and Tremont Street.
Level 4 of the library is for quiet study. Talking is permitted on Levels 2 and 3 and in the 20 group study rooms.
The University has contracted with Allegra Print and Imaging to provide photocopier, fax, and scanning services in the library. Photocopiers are available on all floors of the library, and currently cost $.10 per page. The fax and scanning services are only available when the Copy Center office is open, and there is a charge. Any problems with the photocopiers, including lost change, paper jams, etc., should be reported to Allegra staff at their office on Level 3, or by calling them at (617) 523-3355.
Our 3rd floor library instruction room is reserved for library instruction and information literacy classes.
In your highly customized library instruction session, a reference librarian may cover:
The Suffolk University Law Library entrance is located on the sixth floor of the Sargent Building on Tremont Street. College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School students may use materials and check out books. However, College and Sawyer students must present their valid University ID to enter the Law Library or use their materials.
Suffolk belongs to a cooperative of area libraries. Member libraries include Simmons, Emerson, Lesley, Emmanuel, Mass Art, Wheelock, Wentworth and UMASS/Boston. Suffolk students may use these collections and check out circulating books from them with their Suffolk University IDs. See FLC list at http://www.fenwaylibraries.org/ to get directions to member libraries or link to their online catalogs.