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Internship Opportunities for 2016

1 – Public Services Intern: This internship will introduce the student to a general experience in public service in an academic library: reference, research assistance, bibliographic instruction, publicity and marketing efforts.  There may be at least one in-depth project that the student will

Posted in About Us

Congratulations and Gratitude to Nathan Baum, Retiring Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management

On January 13, 2016, Nathan Baum, Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, will retire from Stony Brook University Libraries after 35 years.  Nathan began his career as a librarian at Evans Library (Texas A&M University) in 1977.  Arriving at Stony

Posted in About Us, Libraries

Michael Huang Presents at 2015 Chinese Library Annual Conference

Michael Huang, Coordinator of the Office of Global Library Initiatives and Health Sciences Librarian organized and presented an academic session titled “The Library’s Role in Social Advancement: Current Trends in Academic and Public Libraries in the United States” at 2015

Posted in Global Initiatives

A note about interlibrary loan

Due to the holidays, process times for requests may be longer than usual. The Melville Library Interlibrary Loan department will be closed from 12/25/15 until 1/4/16. A note to our patrons: You must be an active student, faculty or staff

Posted in About Us

Library Renovation Announcement

You may have seen the announcement that Stony Brook University Libraries is embarking on an exciting renovation of the North and Central Reading Rooms beginning this Spring Semester. The update will focus on redesigning library spaces for student work including

Posted in About Us, Central Reading Room, Renovation News, Science and Engineering Library

SBU Libraries & Counseling and Psychological Services present “Let’s Talk” Event

On Wednesday, December 9th, SBU Libraries worked with CAPS, the Counseling and Psychological Services, to bring BEAU, a certified therapy dog to visit students studying for finals in the library! Beau is a 2 1/2 year old border collie mix.

Posted in Library Outreach

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

Extended Hours Start Friday Dec. 4th

The Health Sciences Library will be open 24 hours during finals! When entering the library after midnight, please be prepared to show your Stony Brook ID to security. December 4th: 24 hour service begins December 5th – 15th: 24 hour service

Posted in Health Sciences Library

Extended Library Hours

The Library’s North Reading Room will stay open extra hours for finals: Until 2 AM: Friday, December 4, 2015 – Saturday, December 5, 2015 Then the North Reading Room will be open 24-hours from noon on Sunday, December 6 until closing at

Posted in Hours, Libraries

Database Trial of 60 Minutes: 1997-2014

The SBU Libraries are trialling 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 from 11/20/15 – 2/20/16:  The 60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from television’s most preeminent news program, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. This

Posted in Database Trials, Electronic Resources, Journalism, News Literacy