Need a break? Use this guide to peruse some "just for fun" content ranging from e-books, streaming video, cooking tutorials and genealogy resources. Some of the highlighted content has been made temporarily available due to the Covid-19 crisis so it might not be free forever. If you are looking for assistance finding resources and services related to your academic work, please consult the Library's Continuity of Learning Services guide.
Temporary bonus access: Includes free access to over 200,000 academic ebooks until June 15.
Boston Public Library's Online Content
Take advantage of the Boston Public Library's vast collection of electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, and audiobooks, and streaming video. Use your BPL library card or sign up for an eCard here.BPL eCardsare available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.
Free Access to New York Times
Suffolk students, faculty, and staff can now have free access to the New York Times daily newspaper on computers, smartphones or tablets. (Note: this will not work on Kindle readers, only Kindle Fire.) All you need is your @suffolk.edu email address and a network login and password to register. Additional instructions for registering, special features, and account troubleshooting are available here: NYT Library Guide.
Films and film clips may be searched by title, producer, subject, or keyword.
Over 17,000 videos covering a wide range of topics. Featured producers include American Experience, BBC, Films for the Humanities and Science, Ken Burns, Frontline, PBS, NOVA, Meridian, Royal Opera House, TED, and much more.
Users can create custom playlists of selected clips and share them or embed playlist URLs in Blackboard or syllabi. In addition, users can create personal accounts and save films or segments in folders for easy access and organization.
Use the following databases and genealogy platforms to gather documents and information about your ancestors. They include a a mix of free resources and Suffolk-based library subscriptions which may require your Suffolk email address and password.
Examine historical records for details about your ancestors, including: official church (for example: birth, marriage, death) and governmental (for example: census) records that can help fill in gaps in your family story. Use their family tree builder.
Access to millions of primary sources and hard to find publications from libraries and archives nation-wide. Includes materials from the Moakley Archives.
Browse Images from the Moakley Archive
Beanie worn by freshmen in 1956
Matryoshka nesting dolls depicting Russian leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.
Allan Rohan Crite donating a print of his work, "Summer Madonna", to the Sawyer Library, 1979
Front cover of Beacon yearbook from 2001
Law School glass plate sign, 1910
Architect's rendering of the Friedman Marine Biolo
Framed print presented to Congressman Moakley when he received the Lena Park Hetch- Shaw Award from the Lena Park . It's inscribed with "For your twenty years of outstanding service to the United States Congress and the consistency of your representation
Exterior of South Station in Boston, Mass., 1998
checking out a book in the Pallot Library, 1963
Suffolk University Law School Senior Banquet at the Boston City Club, 1920
Postcard featuring a view of Boston's Theatre District, undated
Suffolk University golf player Andy Campbell, 1978
Members of Suffolk University's Delta Sigma Pi Chapter, 1961
1968-1969 Suffolk University cheerleading team
1961 Suffolk University cheerleading team
Marian Archer MacDonald, Suffolk's first female graduate, 1937
Construction employees and President Gleason L. Archer on construction site of new Suffolk University Library, 1937
Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody performs at Suffolk University's C. Walsh Theatre, 1970
The followers of Krishna, the ancient Hindu god of nature and fertility, explain their religion to an audience at Suffolk University's C. Walsh Theatre, 1971
Suffolk University Public Affairs Director Louis B. Connelly with Boston Celtics player Larry Bird (right) and Joe Walsh, 1982
"Reference microcomputers" area of the Sawyer Library, 1988