Student Resources

I. LAW LIBRARY SPACE & RESERVING A SEAT

To ensure adequate space for social distancing, we have reduced the amount of seating in the law library.  We plan to have seating both for quiet study and for students who are taking online courses.  In addition, we will be implementing a seat reservation system to control capacity and track usage.  Students who want to use the library will be required to reserve a seat ahead of time, check into the seat when they arrive for their reservation, and check out when they leave.

Library patrons will be required to wear masks at all times.  Food and drink will be prohibited from all locations within the law library.

We hope to be able to maintain the library’s regular hours of operation but may need to start the semester with a reduced schedule until we have sufficient staffing. 

II.  REMOTE REFERENCE

The Research Desk will be operating virtually and with extended hours, from 10am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10am to 5pm on Friday, and by appointment. If you’re in the library and stop by the Research Desk, you can check out our sign for a QR code or meeting ID to speak with a librarian immediately. If you’re home, you can email us for the meeting ID and we can meet with you if it is during a time that the Research Desk is open. For a Zoom meeting, or for any other requests, email us at:
lawref@suffolk.edu

III. CASEBOOKS AND OTHER COURSE MATERIALS

We have talked to the publishers about providing electronic access to coursebooks for the summer. Unfortunately, we determined that this was not feasible, and we were not able to arrange for e-access. We will maintain the law library’s print course reserves of required and recommended coursebooks.  You can search for course materials via the law library's online catalog and check-out items at the circulation/reserve desk on the 6th floor of the law library.

IV. STUDY AIDS

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.  

V. WASHINGTON POST & NEW YORK TIMES

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.

VI. INTERLIBRARY LOANS (ILL)  We will continue to try our best to fill e-requests.  To submit an ILL request, go here.

VII. Checked-Out Items and Overdue Books

The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority. If you currently have any law library materials or inter-library loan items checked-out, please hold on to them until you feel it is safe to drop them off. Alternatively, you could contact us about mailing back your returns.