Welcome! The Stony Brook University Libraries are the intellectual heart and soul of the campus. With world-class collections and services the Libraries are indispensable partners in research, study and teaching.


Main Campus

Frank Melville Jr., Memorial Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

Health Sciences Library

HST Level 3 Room 136
8034 Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034

Southampton Library

Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968-6700


A visitor can use any of the materials in the library within the library, including our databases. Only current Stony Brook faculty, students and staff can access online material from off-campus.

The following affiliates are eligible to borrow library material:

  • Registered students possessing an SBU photo ID card
  • Active SBU affiliated faculty / staff possessing an SBU photo ID card
  • Participants in Special Programs, Institutes or Workshops sponsored by the University
    Emeritus faculty
  • Alumni (contact the Alumni Office for further details at 631-632-6330)

If you are not associated with any of the affiliations listed above, you may be eligible to borrow through one of our ‘Courtesy’ Borrower programs. See List, or call 632-7115 to find out if you are eligible.

A Message from the Dean of University Libraries

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our Libraries!

The Stony Brook University (SBU) Libraries system is known for a wide-range of digital and print resources and world-renowned special collections. It is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The SBU Libraries system includes 7 distinct libraries, including Melville Library which houses the Main Stacks, the Science & Engineering Library, Music Library, and Special Collections & University Archives; the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Center; the Chemistry library; the Mathematics/ Physics/ Astronomy Library; the Southampton Library; and the Health Sciences Library. It stands as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally.

Our most valuable resource are the library personnel, whether faculty, staff, or student, who stand ready to help you succeed in your academic and research endeavors. They are transforming the user experience by building expertise and developing communities that promote intellectual curiosity.

The Library is the house of dialog, it is the community of culture and people, and we are privileged to be your hosts.


–Constantia Constantinou, Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries