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Continuity of Learning Services at Sawyer library: Home

This guide provides information about the Library's online services for faculty, staff and students during the Covid-19 disruptions.


The Sawyer Library is open for in-person services. Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, the library will be operating with reduced seating, enhanced e-services, provisions for safer access to collections, socially distant traffic flows, and other modifications where appropriate. We will be monitoring the health guidelines and making adjustments to our services as needed. Virtual services – including research help, class support, and access to electronic resources – will continue as before. Please use this guide to learn more about our current services and operations.

The library staff looks forward to working with you whether it’s on campus or from a distance.

Faculty can take advantage of the library's remote services, which include:

  • Online help from a librarian via live Chat or email during library hours
  • Providing access to e-textbooks (more info)
  • Contact-free Book Pick-up and Returns
  • Online Library Instruction and course consultation (request form)
  • Interlibrary Loan of electronic articles and book chapters (request forms)
  • Renewal of checked-out books and items

Consult the other tabs in this guide for more detailed information about the library's current services and building operations. Please contact us directly if you have a specific research or access need not addressed in this guide. Thanks so much for your patience as the library adjusts to new safety protocols.

Library Hours


Faculty Services at Sawyer Library

The links below will connect you with some of the services that Sawyer Library offers to SBS and CAS faculty. If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact us via phone: (617) 573-8532, or email:

eJournal Search

Want to see whether we have online access to a particular periodical?

General Rules and Safety Precautions

To ensure the safest environment possible for the Suffolk Community, please be aware of the following changes to library operations:

  • All users must check-in at the front desk as they enter the library
  • All library staff and users must wear masks at all times
  • Seating and library computer stations must be reserved online before entering the library
  • Printing is available at the Library's computer stations on the main floor, just reserve a  Library Computer Seat on

  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others
  • Eating and drinking are not allowed in the Library
  • Follow new library signage that indicate traffic flows and social-distancing boundaries

Contact Us

Looking for help with something? Reach out to one of our library departments.

Reference: or (617) 573-8532

Circulation/ or (617) 573-8535

Moakley Archive: or (617) 305-6277


Mildred F. Sawyer Library

73 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108


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