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New Home for Recreational Newspapers and Magazines

We are in the process of moving the recreational newspapers and magazines from their temporary home on the 2nd floor of the North Reading Room to the reading nook in the Central Reading Room. We hope that this new setting

Posted in Renovation News

“Stony Brook on the Map” on Display in the CRR

Auerbach, Larry. The State University of New York at Stony Brook...: A Vision from the Clouds. 1978.

Visit the Central Reading Room to view “Stony Brook on the Map,” a selection of rare atlases and maps from the University Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the growth and development of Stony Brook University and the Long Island region.

Posted in Maps, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Designing Libraries Conference

I’m currently attending the Designing Libraries Conference at the University of Calgary. I’m visiting lots of beautiful libraries and hearing about planning, designing, and promoting new and renovated libraries! The University of Calgary has some beautiful new buildings, so it’s

Posted in Renovation News

New Exhibit Opens in the Central Reading Room

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

Artist Salvador Dalí’s vibrant and surreal interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is on display in the newly renovated Central Reading Room, Melville Library. The works are part of a unique portfolio housed in Special Collections of the University

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Central Reading Room Opens!

The Central Reading Room is now open. Furniture and technology placement will continue through the next month, so bear with us as we get the final details right! The new Central Reading Room currently features a flexible event space, reading

Posted in Libraries, Renovation News

FLEXspace Awards New Learning Spaces at SBU Libraries

The new North and Central Reading Rooms at Stony Brook University Libraries were recently honored with an award from FLEXspace, an open access repository featuring images and data of learning spaces. FLEXspace and Herman Miller Education are sponsoring my travel

Posted in About Us, Open Access, Renovation News, Scholarly Communication

View the new North Reading Room in 360°

Before… and Beyond! As we approach the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, we come ever closer to the completion of the large scale renovation project in the Melville Library. Already re-opened is the all new North Reading Room, which

Posted in Central Reading Room, Melville Library, Renovation, Renovation News, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

North Reading Room Soft Opening

Last week, library faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the official unveiling of the new North Reading Room (previously the Science & Engineering Library) in the Melville Library. Dean Constantia Constantinou videoed in to share her excitement as everyone was

Posted in About Us, Events, Libraries, Melville Library, Renovation News

North Reading Room Opens!

The North Reading Room is now open. While furniture placement and construction continues, please test out the new furniture and spaces and let us know what you think at bit.ly/LibraryFurniture. The Central Reading Room will be closed for construction through

Posted in Renovation News, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

North Reading Room Student Visit

The Dean of University Libraries led 30 student leaders and journalists on a tour of the North Reading Room construction site yesterday. This was an exciting opportunity to introduce the community to the changes that are already happening in the

Posted in Renovation News