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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

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

Posted in About Us, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Ask Us ANYTHING! For real, we want your best questions!

No matter how you feel about it, classes will be starting again this coming Monday and students are already arriving back on campus.  Many of them are bound to have questions, and rightly so. Where are the best campus dining

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library, New and Notable, Reference

Welcome Laura Costello, Head of Research & Emerging Technologies!

SBU Libraries is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Laura Costello, our new Head of Research & Emerging Technologies.  Laura comes to us from Columbia University Teachers College where she was the Head of Library Materials and Acquisitions.

Posted in Library Instruction, Melville Library, New and Notable

This Just In!- News Resources for Journalism Students

This week, the Melville Library welcomes the participants of the 2015 Greene Team, a School of Journalism “boot camp” for high school  journalists. For these budding journalists and for more  seasoned Stony Brook journalism students, SBU Libraries  is the place

Posted in Databases, Journalism, Melville Library, Research

Library Workshop with Associate Director for Research and Instruction at MIT, Tracy Gabridge

SBU Libraries will hold a workshop for liaison librarians on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Wang Center. There will be a presentation by Tracy Gabridge, who is the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services at the Massachusetts Institute

Posted in Interlibrary Loan, internship, Italian American Studies, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Science, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Melville Library, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, StaffWeb, Stony Brook University, Writing and Literature

May the Fourth (Be With You)

May 4, the unofficial celebration of all things Star Wars, is a great opportunity to explore a galaxy of library resources about George Lucas’ classic space epics. From video of the series’ films to a CD the John Williams’ memorable soundtrack

Posted in Cinema Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Film Studies, Melville Library, Music Library

Stony Brook University Libraries’ Spring Concert

Stony Brook University Music Department &  The Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture and Humanities presents: The Calidore String Quartet Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, Violins Jeremy Berry, Viola and Estelle Choi, Cello Join us Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Melville Library

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music

Stony Brook ranked #4 in Environmentally Responsible Universities

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges ranked Stony Brook University #4 in environmentally responsible universities. Reasons cited included recycling the most e-waste during RecycleMania 2013 and 2014, multiple solar installations, the use of biodegradable food packaging and energy efficiencies

Posted in Melville Library, Sustainability