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International Baccalaureate students visit SBU Libraries

On February 29, twenty bright eyed students from West Islip High School’s International Baccalaureate program visited Stony Brook University Libraries to learn about research skills and library databases for their year long research projects on topics as disparate as Bach’s dance

Posted in Circulation, Databases, Library Instruction, Melville Library

SBU Libraries: Yes, we also do matchmaking!

It was the best of holidays, it was the worst of holidays.  Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s Day, it is coming, ready or not.  If you find yourself a little dismayed by this news because you have no

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library

Melville Library Galleria Info Desk Gets a New Look

Those who braved the mountains of snow generously gifted to us by recent passerby Blizzard Jonas (thanks a lot, Jonas!) may have noticed something new and wonderful in the Melville Library Galleria.  The neutral toned horseshoe-shaped counter that serves as an information

Posted in Art, Classics, Melville Library, New and Notable, Writing and Literature

Guinness World Record Shattered in Melville Library!

While many were taking advantage of Stony Brook University Libraries’ newly extended hours this Saturday, Rowe Hessler, celebrated 2-time U.S. Speedcubing Champion, was eyeing this extra time as an opportunity to put himself to a different sort of test.  Most

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Tennessee Williams & SBU Southampton

The traditional holiday Lighting of the Windmill at Stony Brook Southampton will take place Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5-7 pm. Join the Stony Brook Southampton community as they celebrate the iconic Windmill with special guests in the Chancellors Hall lobby

Posted in About Us, Libraries, 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

Library Concert Series: “Art of Violin”

  SBU Libraries, in cooperation with Michael Hershkowitz, Director of Concerts, Department of Music, was honored to present the third of three concerts “Art of Violin” featuring musicians from the Department of Music, Stony Brook University.  It was a beautiful

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library

“An Afternoon with Eleonore Oppenheim”

Stony Brook University Libraries’ recently had the unique opportunity of hosting electric bassist, Eleonore Oppenheim where she performed in the Melville Library Galleria. “Quietly virtuosic” (Alan Kozinn, the New York Times) upright and electric bassist Eleonore Oppenheim is quickly gaining a reputation as both a  valued

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music

New Game, Contests For International Games Day 2015!

While you’ve been working hard all year earning credits for your degree, we’ve been working hard all year to make your learning process a little more fun.  And it’s exhausting – in a good way.  ALA’s International Games Day is

Posted in Events, Game Studies, Library Outreach, Library Technology, Melville Library

SBU Libraries honor Native American Heritage Month

Stony Brook Universities Library Access Services Department, as part of it Outreach Initiative Program, has teamed up with the Native American Student Organization (NASO) to help promote awareness of Native American Heritage Month in November.  On Wednesday November 4th during

Posted in Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library