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Introduction to This Guide

Use this guide to find statistics, planning documents, reports, survey results and other information about the Mildred F. Sawyer Library.

See where we spend student tuition dollars and how you can get the most for your money.

Look at the results of the surveys we send to students every semester in the Surveys tab.

Find out how many books we have both in print and in electronic formats in the Library Facts tab, what our goals and strategies for the next few years are in the Strategic Plan tab and how we spend our budget in the Expenditures tab. 

Questions or concerns, use the Suggestions tab or contact the Library Director.


Brief History of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library

Suffolk University's first full-time librarian was recruited in 1936. Esther Newsome was hired initially to be the librarian for the newly formed College of Liberal Arts. In 1937 the 20 Derne Street building was reconstructed and the College and Law school collections were consolidated there. The two libraries were separated in 1967.  In 1982 the Pallot Library in the Archer Building  that served the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Management was moved to 8 Ashburton Place. The building was named for Frank Sawyer, a University benefactor, and the Library was named for his wife, Mildred F. Sawyer. In May 2006, the Sawyer Library moved to a beautiful new space in the Stahl building at 73 Tremont Street. The new library occupies 3 floors of the building and is twice the size of the old library.

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Sarah Griffis
Mildred F. Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St.
Boston, MA
617 573 8532