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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book Two: The Hotel, by Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel, Elizabeth Bowen There are many literary classics nestled in the Southampton stacks awaiting the attention of a devoted reader. Tomes from Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Conrad lurk about, all of which we shall hopefully explore at a date currently

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! In celebration, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive archives of poets ranging from manuscript drafts to published books. All are welcome to explore these unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Patient Safety Awareness Week is Here!

March 11-17, 2018 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. This special event helps bring awareness to issues in patient safety. Patient safety is not only relevant to healthcare providers, but includes the general public as well, since we are all patients

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Creating Chapbooks

Many thanks to Arielle Hessler of the SBU Libraries Preservation Department for her workshop on How to Make a Chapbook held at the Southampton campus library on September 27th. Chapbooks are the literary DIY project of choice and the results,

Posted in Art, Books, Preservation, Southampton

An American in (love with) Paris

If you ever get a chance to see Charles Riley speak, take it. The author of Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism captivated the audience at the SBU Southampton Library’s second Art in Focus lecture on September 26th. 

Posted in Art, Books, Dance, Events, History, Southampton

Memento Mori: The Richard F. Welch Collection

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) through the Richard F. Welch Collection. Comprised of hundreds of photographs, negatives, and research notes, the collection documents gravestones, stone carvers, symbols, cemeteries, and people that lived from

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, History, Manuscripts, Research, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

How Do You Have Fun with Reference Books?

The answer: Trivia Night! SBU Southampton Library played host on Tuesday, February 21 to dedicated teams of SOMAS, Occupational Therapy and MFA students as they vied to answer questions on categories ranging from The Wild West to Total Obscurities.  Other

Posted in Books, Events, Health Sciences Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Reference, Southampton, Writing and Literature

SBU Southampton Library Celebrates Jules Feiffer

In honor of his 88th birthday, the SBU Southampton Library is celebrating all things related to the remarkable career of Jules Feiffer. Our Book Lounge features a display of his works in our collection, ranging from cartoons and graphic novels

Posted in Art, Books, Southampton

Book Swap In Central Reading Room!

Bored with textbooks? Need some adventure and can’t really escape to some exotic place? Looking for a good book to read? You only have to look as far as the Central Reading Room Book Swap stand!! Thanks to the cooperation

Posted in Books, Central Reading Room, Get Your Read On, Library Outreach, Melville Library

#GivingTuesday, Getting Knowledge- Priceless!

#GivingTuesday, a global day to give back, is a great opportunity to highlight all that SBU Libraries contribute to the university community. The libraries offer students, faculty, and staff access to world class collections and services, including books, journals, databases,

Posted in About Us, Books, Databases, Libraries, Melville Library, Reference, Research