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Registration ends Friday for next week’s 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt!

Stony Brook University Libraries hold an annual photo scavenger hunt each year for students eager to learn more about the branches and services of the Library in a fun and challenging way. This large-scale hunt encourages teamwork and creativity and

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

Featuring Violinists from the Department of Music Melville Library Galleria- Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1pm In the second installment of the violin studio’s concert series in the Melville Library Atrium, the Emanio String Quartet (Brian Bak and Matheus Sardinha Garcia

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SBU Libraries’ Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

SBU Libraries’ hosted our first concert series of the semester on Wednesday, September 30th! Graduate violin students from the studio of Jennifer Frautschi presented “The Art of Violin”, a concert of works for solo and accompanied violin. Featuring music by

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week!

It’s that time of year again! ALA’s Banned Weeks Week falls at the end of September each year.  The holiday, which began yesterday, is meant to encourage us all to embrace our freedom to read.  So please show your solidarity

Posted in Books, Classics, Events, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Writing and Literature

SBU Libraries & Stony Brook Ultimate Frisbee Team Event

Stony Brook’s Ultimate Frisbee team and SBU Libraries met  for some fun activities on Wednesday, September 23rd during campus lifetime on the Staller steps! The team had Kan Jam & See How High You Can Jump! set up. The team

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A Bill by Any Other Name…

Would probably be quite difficult to locate, a problem that SBU Libraries has got covered! If you need to research federal or state  legislation or judicial cases, it’s important to know an official name as well as a popular name.  For

Posted in Central Reading Room, Government Information, Libraries, Melville Library, Reference

Did You Know You Can Ask A Librarian Anything?

Yes, it’s true! Our fabulous staff of librarians is here to answer all your questions, big and small. We know ever so many things, from the population of Chicago in 1908 to how to rent a bicycle in French. And

Posted in About Us, Central Reading Room, Electronic Resources, Get Your Read On, Library Instruction, Melville Library, Science and Engineering Library, Stony Brook University

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

Trial of Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992

The library is trialing the Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992 for the month of September. Punch is one of the foremost vehicles for middle class conservative opinion over its long publication history, and because it combines satirical cartoons as well as textual

Posted in About Us, Databases, Libraries, Melville Library

Welcome New Students!

Whether you are a first-year student or an incoming transfer, SBU Libraries welcomes you! We have the people, resources, and services to help make your transition to SBU successful and enjoyable. Please check out our First Year Student guide at

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