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 Mildred F. Sawyer Library has thirteen six-seat Group Study Rooms on the third and fourth floors of the library at 73 Tremont Street.
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.
One of the stated design objectives for the Sawyer Library was to include space for art. Pieces of art, created by students, faculty and members of the Boston community as well as historic maps are located throughout the library's three floors. Selected works are identified and described:
Artist, and Suffolk University Professor
[Text Contributed by the Artist, September 2006]
Dan Sankowsky’s paintings displayed on the fourth floor are a representative sample of about 2000 works produced by the artist between 1970 and 2006. Unconventional media highlight this portfolio, beginning with permanent marker on 4” x 6” memo paper and culminating in computer program interactions. Technology plays a role throughout: the earlier pieces are photographically enlarged while the latter ones are generated entirely by software. Specifically, Dan uses two programs in tandem, always concluding with Microsoft Photo Editor. He seeks to express interactions between people-like forms, relying on various color blending techniques in the process. Some of his works seem fairly abstract, but there generally are “little creatures” somewhere in them.
Dan Sankowsky’s connection to Suffolk is long-standing and well established prior to this donation of paintings. Recently retired, he is a professor emeritus of management, a department he chaired for 10 years (1990 – 2000) out of the 26 he taught in the Sawyer School at Suffolk University. Although an accomplished researcher, he is best known for demystifying and taking the fear out of quantitative methods courses, on both undergraduate and graduate levels. He won the Deans’ Service Award and the Teaching Award twice.
Dan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in mathematics from the University of California. In addition, he learned the art of counseling at a psychiatric clinic in Los Angeles. His various interests are chronicled on his website, www.sankowsky.com, where a fuller range of his artwork is available, along with essays and articles on counseling, art, leadership, and education.
Art Work by Dan Sankowsky in the Sawyer Library
Peter Vanderwarker is an internationally-regarded architectural and editorial photographer. His work appears regularly in Architectural Record and Architectural Digest magazines, among others. His photography work is found in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum, the MIT Museum, and the Boston University Art Gallery. He is also the author /co-author and photographer of several books, and is a columnist for the Boston Sunday Globe's Cityscapes.
Two sets from Mr. Vanderwarker's collections are found on the library's fourth floor. The first are sets of side-by-side photographs of building and street scenes of Boston's Tremont Street, taken from the same location, separated by about 50 years. The second includes photographs taken by Mr. Vanderwarker during Boston's "Big Dig" construction project.
Allan Rohan Crite
March 20, 1910 - September 6, 2007
Born on March 20, 1910 in Plainfield, New Jersey, of African, Indian, and European ancestry, Crite has spent most of his life in Boston. During the course of his long life, Crite enjoyed an extensive career as a painter, draftsman, printmaker, author, librarian, and publisher. At an early age his mother encouraged him to draw and paint, and he took art classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts School of Art, and Boston University. Later he focused on history and the natural sciences, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Suffolk University in 1979. During the 1930s, Crite worked under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration, and in the early 1940s began a thirty-year career as a technical illustrator for the Department of the Navy.
Mr. Crite's work is in the permanent collection of several local institutions - the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, Harvard's Fogg Art Museum, the Boston Public Library, the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Art, and the Addison Gallery of American Art - but it can also be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery of American Art, and the St. Louis Museum of Art.
Crite’s longstanding interest in recording the urban scene reveals his desire to depict black people as ordinary citizens rather than as Southern sharecroppers or Harlem jazz musicians, images that were becoming prevalent and stereotypical by the 1930s. Crite frequently taps history and autobiography to connect people of color and himself to a larger context, carefully composing the settings of his works to ground them in reality and to make the images accessible to the viewer.
The figures in Crite’s work are individualized in appearance and clothing. An emphasis on fine detail is in part a manifestation of Crite’s ongoing study of the detailed paintings found in Flemish Late Gothic art. Variations in brushwork, along with rich colors, animate the surface of Crite’s paintings. Even though he was aware of modernism, Crite chose a representational style because it was natural to him and appropriate to his form of communication. “I'm a storyteller, telling a story of people,” Crite claimed, “and I started out with my own people in the immediate sense, like the neighborhood, and people in a general sense when I make a neighborhood out of the whole world.” [From http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/bios/crite-bio.htm]
Students from Suffolk University's New England School of Art and Design have loaned the Sawyer Library art work created for their courses. Examples include the installation in the occulus between the second and third floors in the Granary Reading Rooms