Moakley Law Library

Supporting learning and scholarship for the Suffolk University Law School community.

Law Library Announcements & Resources in Response to COVID-19 and Suffolk's Transition to Online Instruction.

--Masks must be worn in the law library at all times.
--Eating and drinking are prohibited in the law library.
--Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others at all times.

Due to COVID-19, only current students can access the law library at this time. Students can only enter the law library if they:
--Have a current seat reservation (only current students can reserve seats in the law library)
--Need to check-out a book from course reserve or the general collection (all returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours) or
--Need to use scanners & printers (please use wipes & hand sanitizer before and after use)

Student Resources
Welcome 1Ls and new students and welcome back to our returning students! The Moakley Law Library is dedicated to helping you succeed and thrive in your classes this year – from research support and trainings, and helping you access resources, to Zoom support – we are here for you! Click on the student resources link above for more details.

Distance Education Resources
Tips for distance education teaching with links to related articles, includes: course content and organization; assessments; instruction, engagement and interaction; recommended tech tools; and ways to build and sustain community online.

Faculty Resources
Highlights ways that the law library can support faculty from scholarship and remote reference; e-content for your courses; Zoom support; and more.

Remote Westlaw Access for Suffolk Law Alumni
The Moakley Law Library normally maintains two Westlaw Alumni Terminals so that Suffolk Law alumni can use Westlaw after they've graduated. While access to our physical space is currently limited, we are able to offer remote Westlaw access to any Suffolk Law alumni; with this pass, you will be able to access cases, annotated statutes, citators, and a variety of secondary sources – like Mass Practice, MCLEs, and law review articles – from your home or office. Email the Research Desk at for registration information.

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Patriot's Day: Monday, April 19, 2021: CLOSED
If you would like to reserve a seat in an open classroom in Sargent Hall, or somewhere else on campus for Monday, April 19th, go here

Mon - Thurs, 9am - 10pm
Friday, 9am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Law Library hours are subject to change.

Virtual Research Desk
Monday - Thursday
9am - 6pm
9am - 5pm

Legal research librarians are available by appointment outside of these times.

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More About Moakley

John Joseph Moakley (JD '56) is one of Suffolk Law's most distinguished alumni, serving the public as a state senator, a city councilor, and a member of Congress.

Learn more about Congressman Moakley

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