Student Learning

Student Continuity of Learning Resources


The Research Desk will now be operating virtually and with extended hours, from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 5pm on Friday, and by appointment. Suffolk Legal Research Librarians will be answering emails during this time and are also available to schedule virtual meetings, which allow for screen sharing, through Zoom. Email us at



Summer 2020

We have talked to our publishers about continuing to provide electronic access to coursebooks for summer classes. Unfortunately, the price quotes we received are prohibitively high, and we will not be able to arrange for e-access.

We also cannot guarantee at this time that print copies of required and recommended summer coursebooks will be available on course reserve in the Moakley Law Library. No decision has been made on when the Law Library physical space will re-open, and once it does re-open, we would need to have a process in place that protects the health and safety of students and staff before we could lend items on reserve.

Therefore, for the upcoming summer terms, you should plan to purchase or borrow your own copies of the books your professors assign for their courses. The list of required and recommended coursebooks may be available on the Suffolk University bookstore website or Blackboard course site.

If you are concerned about your ability to afford your books, we urge you to consult with the Office of Financial Aid for assistance. In certain circumstances, the law school's emergency fund may be able to assist as well. The law school emergency fund provides limited financial assistance to enrolled law students who are facing exceptional temporary hardship that impairs their ability to complete their coursework and study. Grants from the fund are limited and are made after a consultation with the Office of Financial Aid and may either augment available aid or be limited by what a student is otherwise able to receive in Financial Aid. If you need assistance from the emergency fund, please contact Rosa Urena in the Dean of Students Office at


As always, a variety of online study aids are available to you from any location. Access West Academic  and CALI exercises directly, or browse our course-specific research guides.  


As a reminder, if you want to keep up with the news, you have access to the Washington Post through this link (you’ll be prompted for your Suffolk login). 

All Suffolk Law students now have free access to the New York Times. If you’d like to set up a NYT account for yourself, please go here for more details.


We will continue to try our best to fill e-requests.  At this time, we are no longer able to fill book requests. To submit an ILL request, go here.