Friends of the Library

Great libraries form the core of great universities, promoting research and inquiry. The Stony Brook University Libraries, with a collection of more than two million volumes and state-of-the-art information services, fills this essential role for our students, faculty, and community members.

By becoming a Friend of the Library, you will be making an investment in the future of the Stony Brook University Libraries while enjoying some of the benefits of the Libraries.

Photo by Keith Krejci

Photo by Keith Krejci

Your Membership Makes a Difference

  • $60 purchases one new book
  • $100 supports a Library program
  • $500 helps acquire sound recordings and musical scores
  • $1000 conserves and repairs five books
  • $5000 maintains an electronic database
  • Larger gifts offer naming opportunities

Benefits of Friends Membership

  • Members-only events, tours, and tutorials
  • Library system-sponsored programs and exhibits
  • Library borrowing privileges (excluding the Health Sciences Library)
  • In-house access to digital collections, databases, and information services
  • Use of the Special Collection’s rare books, manuscripts, and archives
  • Subscription to the Library newsletter

To join, fill out a membership form (FOTL form) or contact:

Hanne Tracy, Coordinator
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone 631-632-7115