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Sawyer Library Services During Covid-19: Home

This guide contains the most current information on the Sawyer Library's services and building operations.


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. Thanks so much for your patience as the library adjusts to new safety protocols.

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

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

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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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