As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to achieve operational excellence and academic greatness, the various libraries across the University have been consolidated into the single entity and reporting structure of Stony Brook University Libraries. The University Libraries includes :
- The Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, the main library building on the West Campus, which houses collections serving the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, biology, and geosciences, as well as the Science / Engineering and Music branch libraries.
- The Chemistry Library, located in the Chemistry Building
- The Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy Library located in the Physics Building
- The Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Information Center, located in Challenger Hall on the South Campus
- The Health Sciences Library, located in the Health Sciences Center on the East Campus.
The recent merger of all libraries will improve services to the campus by providing a common user experience and shared set of policies . Although the Health Sciences Library has historically been an administratively separate entity from the other libraries, joint projects have already been initiated or completed to yield significant improvements.
Last year, the Libraries implemented SBUFind, SBUfind is a new library discovery tool that enables you to search and find materials in all of University Libraries catalogs, as well as other online collections.
The Libraries now have a system that allows for payment of library fines with a credit card through a secured website.
The Libraries have a new slogan and outreach campaign “Get Your READ On”
In addition, there will be an important redesign and restructuring of the Health Sciences Library website expected to be completed summer 2012 and future consolidation of various library services found on the Web. These and other improvements will be made in the coming months, so please be sure to check back periodically for updates on how we’re working to make the Libraries an integral member of the campus community.