In modern society, there is a stigma for people spending time at libraries being nerdy or overly studious. However, at Suffolk University, students have no issue utilizing the Mildred F. Sawyer library at 73 Tremont Street, for good reason. The library has plenty of assets at disposal for the Suffolk University student body.
1. Good for getting work done
Living on campus can be distracting, and living off campus can be as well. City noise, annoying roommates and distractions from technology can get in the way of being productive. The library is generally very quiet, students are very respectful and there are plenty of places to get work done without distractions in the common areas and on the floors. The Mildred Library also has booths to really keep students focused on what they are doing.
2. Printers are everywhere
Trying to find a place to print on campus is easy, especially in the library. There are printers on almost every floor and are conveniently located just a few minutes walk to all classroom buildings. With the library printer access, there is always a place to print during the day. So if you wake up late with a class in the Sawyer building with only a few minutes to walk to class and print, the library is your best bet. Especially if you don’t want to wait the extra time those pesky Sawyer elevators take given you try to print in there.
3. The librarians are super nice and knowledgable
The Dewey Decimal system can be confusing. For those who understand it, it still never hurts to talk to the librarians on duty at the library. They’re always very knowledgeable and very open to talking to students about what they are working on. They often can give suggestions for readings to help with certain topics, projects or research too. Plus they can help students find books and areas of the library where they will find what they need rather seamlessly.
4. The hours are awesome
The library hours run early in the morning and late at night so students can almost always have a place to go to print, do work and access books. Open 7:30 AM to 12 AM Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 AM to 8 PM Fridays, 8 AM to 8 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 12 AM the next day, the library is almost always open for access.
5. The study rooms are awesome
Students at Suffolk can book study rooms for group study sessions and project work. The rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, whiteboards and a large table for groups to pull out notes or whatever else they need to finish a project. TV’s can be hooked up wirelessly to students’ computers to project their screens so every member of the group can see the project. There are also study spaces all over nearly every floor.
Never look further than the Mildred F. Sawyer Library for all study needs attending Suffolk University. Libraries are underrated, and students at Suffolk should feel no shame in using the libraries resources. For a great place to be productive and get the work load done, this is a great place to start.