About the Library

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​Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries’ collection exceed 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection.The SBU Libraries include 5 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, and Health Sciences Libraries. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine.​


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All you need to know about the Libraries' Human Resources and administrative functions: forms, procedures, job openings can be found under Administration/Jobs.

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