Other Libraries

Fenway Library Organization (FLO)

The Fenway Library Organization (FLO) consortium provides reciprocal borrowing and visiting privileges for member and affiliate institutions. You can search the combined catalog of many of these libraries.

Where? Mostly in the Fenway area; includes Emerson College, which is nearby. Affiliate members, like Suffolk, are found throughout Greater Boston.

Boston Public Library

You can use the Boston Public Library's extensive online research collection.

BPL also provides in-library access (with a current BPL library card) to several electronic databases not provided by the Sawyer Library including:

  • ISI Emerging Markets
  • RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)

BPL Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the BPL's branches located?

The main branch of the library is in Copley Square and the West End Branch is located across from the Ridgeway Building on Cambridge Street.

Can you borrow books?

You are able to borrow books. Bring a Massachusetts ID to obtain a library card.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners 

You can search the library catalogs of many academic and public libraries in Massachusetts.

Depending on the library, you may or may not be able to borrow books, but will be able to use them at the library.

Boston Library Consortium

You can also take advantage of the Boston Library Consortium and the access it provides to find and sometimes borrow materials from other member libraries, mostly academic libraries in the Boston area, plus the Boston Public Library. Depending on the library, you may or may not be able to borrow books, but will be able to use them at the library.