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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.


With the recent lifting of many pandemic restrictions in Massachusetts, the Sawyer Library will be able to change or eliminate many of the temporary policies put in place at Suffolk during the pandemic. Virtual services – including research help, class support, and access to electronic resources – will continue as before. 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

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 works to restore services to pre-pandemic levels. 

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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?

Updates to Sawyer Library Services and Facilities

In light of the recent changes to pandemic-related restrictions, the Sawyer Library has been able to make the following changes to library operations:

  • Face Coverings: Face coverings are no longer required for vaccinated individuals on our campus, except in locations where wearing masks continue to be required under federal, state or local law – for example, in health care facilities, including the COVID-19 testing center in 1 Court Street. Those who are not vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing masks. All students and employees are welcome to wear masks if they are most comfortable doing so.  
  • Capacity Limits and Social Distancing: Room capacity limits have been returned to the identified limits prior to the pandemic. Social distancing requirements have been lifted in all campus spaces with the exception of the COVID-19 testing center in 1 Court Street. Group Study Rooms will remain closed for the time being. 
  • Reservations and Time Limits: Reservations are no longer required for seats, printing, or computer use. Additionally, patrons may be in the library for a long as they wish during regular library hours. 
  • Eating and Drinking: Patrons are now allowed to eat and drink in the library.
  • Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning Wipes: Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available for library patron use until further notice.

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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