The mission of the Health Sciences Library is to provide quality resources needed for the various educational, research activities, as well as the clinical-patient care missions that occur within Stony Brook University.
The Health Sciences Library supports teaching, research and patient care in six programs: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Welfare. The Library also supports research and patient care for the University Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home.
It is an area library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine administered by the National Library of Medicine, a member of the North East Research Libraries consortium (NERL), the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The library also functions as a regional resource assisting health care professionals throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The library maintains a current print collection of over 265,000 serial and monograph volumes, more than 93,000 books, more than 1,200 electronic books, over 100 print professional healthcare and biomedical journals, and nearly 9,000 electronic journals. Additionally, the library supports access to over 120 primarily web-based electronic research databases, including ACCESSMedicine, MDConsult, Ovid MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, UpToDate and Web of Science. Numerous classes on improving the effectiveness of managing information resources are offered throughout the year.
All you need to know about the Libraries' Human Resources and administrative functions: forms, procedures, job openings can be found under Administration/Jobs