This equipment is available for use within the Library only.
17 workstations on the Main (2nd) Floor in the Reference Area
These 17 computers are used primarily to access databases licensed to the Sawyer Library. These machines are not to be used for student productivity (office suites), e-mail, chat groups and message boards.
All 17 workstations are equipped with:
Seventeen Dell desktop research stations are connected to 3 networked HP Laserjet M603 printers.
The research PC desktops may print to any of the 3 HP Laserjet M603 printers. Set printer destination right after you hit the "Print" button in your document.
All library printers are capable of duplex printing.
The Circulation/Reserves desk holds 64 Windows laptop computers and 20 MacBooks for student use within Sawyer Library.
Current students may connect to the SU_Student_WPA2 wireless network within the library. For instructions on how to connect to the University's wireless network, visit the IT Help Desk wiki.
Students may borrow the laptops and access the Internet through the Library's wireless network. Library laptops feature Microsoft Office Suite. Students may print from the laptops to one of the three networked printers located on the entrance level of the library.
Three networked HP Laserjet 9050 printers are available on the entrance level of the library.
Library laptops - and personal laptops with PaperCut software successfully installed - may print to these stand-alone wireless printers.
For instructions on how to how to install PaperCut software and add library network printers to your personal laptop, visit: http://suffolk.libguides.com/printing
Three desktop Quick Print stations are located on the entrance level of the library, near the elevators. Quick Print stations send finished Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint - print jobs to wireless library printers Main01, Main02, and Main03.
There are ten online library catalog stations in the Library. Students may look up the locations and statuses of books, paper periodicals, DVDs, Kindles, and other library resources in Sawyer Library.
Twelve circulating Kindles are available at the Circulation desk. Kindles may be borrowed for up to 28 days. Renewals available if no other students are waiting for a Kindle. A free Kindle book of your choice may be downloaded with the first checkout of a Kindle; books already owned by the library may not be downloaded. A complete listing of our Kindle library may be viewed here.
Copies are .10 each. Scan-to-USB is free.
There are copy machines on all three main floors of the library.
Most copiers accept Ram card swipes as payment.
Add copy funds to your Ram card here. (Copy funds are different than printing credit.)
Each of the 20 group study rooms is equipped with VHS/DVD playback units.
The library has two portable DVD players with 9 inch screens for loan inside the library.
Digital microform (both "film" and "fiche") readers/printers are located on the third floor of the library. The microform images may be printed and/or saved to your USB drive.
The Sawyer Library has four portable projectors for use in the Group Study Rooms. Students may borrow a projector from the Reserve Desk for two hours. Please note that there are no screens in any of the Group Study Rooms. The image must be projected against a wall or the room's white board. The projectors are not to leave the library.
The Poetry Center (PC) is located on the third floor of the Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont Street. This room, overlooking the Granary Burying Ground is a conference room and can be used for readings, meetings, and other events. It cannot be used for regularly scheduled classes.
The room can be arranged in configurations including 50 seats in lecture format (all 50 chairs arranged to face the front of the space), and a maximum of 20 chairs arranged in a "hollow square" around seven tables. Other combinations are possible. The Facilities Engineering department of 73 Tremont (CMG) is responsible for all arrangement of tables and chairs. So advance notice is essential for proper set-up.
Food is allowed. The University’s caterer is Sodexho and may be contacted at x 6234.
The Poetry Center is not available for events during the last two weeks of the fall and spring academic semesters because the room is converted into group study rooms.
Room users must bring in, or make prior arrangements with University Media Services (UMS), for a laptop computer if one is needed. Room users must arrange with UMS to run any AV equipment or to support their own laptop use. Other PC equipment includes a lectern, room-based speaker system and wireless microphones, an image projection system, video playback, video recording, and video conferencing. The UMS Office in the Sawyer Building supports the PC. Contact them at x8484, or visit their webpage.