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The Suffolk Journal

Library changes procedures to lessen burden on students

The Sawyer Library in 73 Tremont has introduced several new procedures based on feedback from students, as it announced in an email last week. While the tweaks may seem minor, they aim to save students time and stress.

“Students were telling us that the old website [for booking study group rooms] was overly complicated, and it was hard to see what rooms were available, [or] how to book a room,” said library assistant James Alexander.

To make it earlier, they simplified the booking process and the website itself. Students can now see up-to-the-minute which rooms will be occupied and which are available, and can book a room in a matter of seconds.

This graph shows how students can reserve
library rooms online.
(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)

Alexander said that operation paper cut, which which charges students to print after 500 pages printed, has been a “resounding success” for the library, which has decreased paper use by 80 percent since the program’s introduction last year. Students can also remotely print from the the library’s 80 laptops or install papercut on their own laptops, Alexander said. Instructions can be found on the library’s website or students can seek help from either library or IT staff.

“We actually wish more students would install papercut on their computers,” Alexander said.

The library also added several quick-print stations – computers meant to be used exclusively for printing – near the library elevator.

Students can also use library laptops in the ninth floor commons area, which is operated by the library. There are several vending and coffee machines near the commons, too.

The library has been assessing how students currently use the space, Alexander said, versus how it was originally designed to be used.

“We want more feedback. We have a Twitter account that we want students to follow. In the end, it’s the students’ library, and if they want [changes] then we want to try to accommodate them.”

To book a room, or if you have any questions about the library, check out its website or tweet at @SawyerLib.

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Sam Humphrey, Newsroom Manager
From starting as a staff writer to helping edit and manage the entire paper, Sam has seen every side of the Journal there is. He covered protests, changes in the school's administration, and local political events on Suffolk's campus and across the city. He graduated from the Sawyer Business School in May 2017 but his favorite memories of Suffolk are from his four years on the paper.

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