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Materials & Circulation
Loan period: End of currently enrolled semester
To borrow items on Course Reserves, students must show their current SBU ID card at the circulation desk in the library where the material is housed.
Includes Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Requests for both are placed online, through ILLiad.
Stony Brook University Libraries uses the Library of Congress classification system. The Health Sciences Library uses the National Library of Medicine classification.
A hold can be placed on an item that is due within two weeks. A hold allows the item to be held at the Circulation desk for the requesting patron. Holds cannot be placed on Reserve material.
All material (except audio-visual material or items on Reserve) can be recalled.
We welcome suggestions for new resources from Stony Brook faculty, students, and staff. Recommendations will be shared with the liaison librarian for your subject area.
Research & Instruction
Search the library’s ever-expanding collection of databases by subject and type.
Find helpful resources for conducting research in these subject-specific guides.
Find answers to your questions in our extensive FAQ database.
Schedule a research consultation with one of our experts librarians or walk-in for immediate research assistance.
The Center for Scholarly Communication provides expertise, information, and resources to researchers in meeting grants funders’ public access mandates (NIH, NSF, etc.), leveraging author’s copyright, effectively preserving and sharing research data, and many other services.
Reserve a study room in the Central and North Reading Rooms.
The Library employs both graduate and undergraduate students for federal work study and student assistant positions. The Library hires throughout the year on a need basis and keeps submitted applications until an opening becomes available.
A shelf of dictionaries, encyclopedias, style manuals, and a thesaurus.
Have a subject-specific question? Find the expert librarian for your needs!
We welcome your comments and suggestions.
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