This equipment is available for use within the Library only.
Entrance level of Sawyer Library.
Research desktops print to Res01, Res02, Res03.
Research desktops include:
Entrance level of library.
Dell desktop research stations connect to networked HP Laserjet M603 printers.
Desktops may print to any of the 3 HP Laserjet M603 printers: Res01, Res02, or Res03.
Set printer destination after you hit the "Print" button.
All library printers are capable of duplex printing.
Check out more than 80 PC laptops and Macbooks at the Circulation/Reserves Desk for in-library-use.
Library laptops include:
Current students connect to the connect SU_Student_WPA2 wireless network inside the library.
For instructions on how to connect to the University's wireless network, visit the IT Help Desk wiki.
Entrance level of library.
Library laptops print to stand-alone wireless printers: Main01 (green wall), Main02 (between columns), Main03 (windows).
Personal laptops may be configured to print to library wireless printers; library printers and Papercut software must be installed on personal laptops.
For instructions on how to how to install PaperCut software and add library printers to your personal laptop, visit: http://suffolk.libguides.com/printing
Entrance level of the library, near the elevators.
Quick Print stations are Read-Only computers.
Send finished Microsoft Office documents or PDFs to wireless library printers Main01, Main02, and Main03.
Quick Print stations include:
Second and third floors of library.
Catalog Stations allow students to conveniently browse our online library catalog, or check email.
See statuses, locations, and call numbers for:
Check out Kindles at the Circulation desk.
Kindles may be borrowed for up to 28 days.
Renewals available if no other students are waiting for a Kindle.
One 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.
Copy machines on all three main floors of the library.
Copies are $0.10 per sheet. Scan-to-USB is free.
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.
Third floor of library.
Digital microforms (both "film" and "fiche") may be printed, or saved to your USB drive.
Check out projectors at the Circulation/Reserves desk.
Projectors are In-Library-Use only, for 2 hours per use.
Project images on the white walls of group study rooms.
Your current Suffolk ID card - or Ram card - is also your library card.
Use your Ram card to check out books, reserve textbooks, laptops, phone chargers, etc.
Your Ram card's long barcode number is for borrowing books; the short 7-digit number is for off-campus access to online library databases.
Remote access to online databases is only available to current students of Suffolk University.
Sawyer 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 has over 100,000 ebooks. Just like print books, ebooks are searchable in our online library catalog. While circulating books in print are checked out at the Circulation Desk, ebooks are accessed through a direct link in their respective catalog record page.
The library’s print collections are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. LC numbers relate to the subject matter of the book. Books in Sawyer Library are arranged first by subject, and then alphabetically by author last name.
Circulating books are located on the fourth floor.
Non-circulating periodicals - magazines, newspapers, print journals - are located on the third floor.
Non-circulating reference books are located on the second floor - entrance level - of the library.
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.
Reserves materials may be used for two hours inside the library.
You must have a valid Suffolk University ID to use reserve materials.
Questions? Call the Circulation Desk (617) 573-8535.
A complete listing of our Kindle library may be viewed here.
Patrons are encouraged to email the library ahead of time if checking out a Kindle for the first time. For more information on our Kindle Program, call the Circulation Department at 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.
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.