Ask a Librarian

Online Chat

Get online research help — click the ‘Ask Us’ button available on the header of every library webpage.  If chat is offline, see below for more research assistance.

 

Available: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Some weekend hours during Fall and Spring semesters.

 


Email

Ask your questions via email: Library_Reference@stonybrook.edu

 

Available: Anytime. We try to respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and as soon as possible over weekends and holidays.

 


Call

631.632.7148

 

Available: Check the library hours schedule.

 


Visit the Reference Desk

A professional Librarian can answer your questions at the Reference Desk in the North Reading Room, Melville (Main) Library.

 

A professional librarian is available:

 

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday [By phone and online chat]: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 


Contact a Library Liaison and Subject Specialist

If you have questions that require subject expertise, you may want to contact our Library Liaisons directly.

 

*For the Health Sciences Library: Call 631.444.2512 or email: refhsclib@stonybrook.edu.

 

*For Other Branches (Music, Chemistry, etc.) and Collections: See this page.