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Video Contest in Honor of Banned Books Week – Enter Today!

The Library will be holding a video contest in honor of ALA’s Banned Books Week! Submit a short video (4 minutes or less) of you getting your read on with your favorite passage out of a banned or challenged book or

Posted in Books, Classics, Events, Featured, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Writing and Literature

Whan that Aprille, with his shoures soote

Thus begins The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, reminding us that April is National Poetry Month. Whether or not you agree with Chaucer that April showers are sweet, you can still celebrate poetry month at SBU Libraries, where poetry is

Posted in Books, Databases, Digital Collections, eBooks, Electronic Resources, Research, Writing and Literature

MUS 520

MUS 520 (“Bibliography and Research Skills”) is a five-week course offered every fall for new students in the Music Department’s Doctoral of Musical Arts program in performance.   This year there are over 20 students in the course.  As Head

Posted in Academic Subjects, Arts & Humanities, Books, Catalog, Databases, Information Literacy, Interlibrary Loan, Libraries, Library Instruction, Manuscripts, Melville Library, Music, Reference, Research, Services, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

#SeawolvesReadEverywhere

Do Seawolves read everywhere? Apparently they do, as evidenced by the new Twitter campaign just launched by @SBULibrary and featuring a book loving Wolfie. Join the fun by tweeting your own photo reading the book of your choice to @SBULibrary with

Posted in Books, Libraries, Library Outreach

The Write Stuff

Aspiring authors, if you aren’t able to attend this year’s Southampton Writers Conference,  Stony Brook’s annual summer program of stellar writing workshops taught by world class novelists, playwrights, and poets, do not despair….you can still avail yourself of the University

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Databases, eBooks, Electronic Resources, Libraries, Writing and Literature

Melville Library Book Sale

Melville Library Book Sale in the Main Stacks on the 3rd floor of the Melville Library. Updated inventory including fiction and non-fiction titles in subjects such as art, science, history, Chinese studies, math and psychology.  Paperbacks are $.50 and hard

Posted in Books, Circulation, Melville Library

Banned Book Week

Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety

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Take a Book/Leave a Book

SBU Libraries launch a new book exchange program to provide popular reading material for students.

Posted in Books, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, New and Notable

Reader’s Advisory

Stony Brook University Libraries offers a helpful tool to assist you in researching a number of popular books and films found in our collection. Throughout the Main Stacks, patrons may find small signs posted on random aisles providing a title that can be located in

Posted in Books, Classics, Comparative Studies, Film Studies, Melville Library, Reader Advisory, Research, Writing and Literature