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Increased Borrowing Privileges for Courtesy Borrowers

Borrowing privileges at the Stony Brook University Libraries may be extended to patrons who are not enrolled or employed at Stony Brook University. Known as “courtesy borrowers,” these patrons may be research assistants, visiting scholars, members of affiliated organizations such

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The Ready for Success Information Literacy Project hosted field trips from Brentwood High School in December and January. Over 200 students attended with their ELA, Engineering, and Social Work classes. We were very impressed with the students’ enthusiasm and engagement

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Interlibrary Loan department recognized for exceptionally speedy service

The Stony Brook University Libraries is now an OCLC Express Digital Delivery library! OCLC Express Digital Delivery is a program that started in January of 2021 and groups together libraries with the fastest turnaround times for interlibrary loan. Qualifying libraries

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Update on Libraries’ Food Policy (#KnowYourLibraryZones)

We’re writing to let you know that starting Monday, January 23, 2023, food and drinks will be permitted in some areas of the Melville Library reading rooms.  In the Central Reading Room, food will be permitted in the event space.

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In Remembrance

As 2022 comes to end, SBU Libraries remember with great reverence two long-time faculty librarians that passed away this year, Doris Williams and Amelia Salinero. Librarian Emerita Doris Williams began her career at Stony Brook in 1971. She most notably

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Our Four-Legged Friends

Our therapy dog events are always the happiest of the year. We held two last week, one at the library on our Southampton campus and one in the Melville Library on West campus. Between the two locations we welcomed eight

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Memberships & Partnerships

SBU Libraries holds active memberships and partnerships with a wide variety of consortia, organizations, and alliances. Following is a selected list: AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) AMS (American Mathematical Society) ARL (Association of Research Libraries) arXiv CLIR (the

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Return or Renew

Before the end of the semester, remember to RETURN or RENEW any items you’ve borrowed from the library.  Students must be registered for an upcoming semester to be able to renew.  You can renew online, over the phone, or in

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Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu on “Stopping the clock of life – diapause and its ability to suspend and preserve life”

On November 15, 2022 Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu shared his intriguing research on better understanding life with audiences at the University Libraries. Interested in learning about phases in our life, Dr. Hu studies the African killifish’s dormant state, which is called

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In recognition of our graduating student employees

Our student employees are valuable members of our team. When they graduate, we want to recognize their contributions to the University Libraries and thank them for their hard work. One way we do that is by placing bookplates in a

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