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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 News, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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

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

What You Need To Do While You’re In School

Emily Warren is a Spring 2015 Library Intern.  She will be posting about excellent resources to enhance the undergraduate experience. So, you’re currently taking classes at SBU, while probably working a part-time job and crossing you’re fingers that the perfect full-time

Posted in Academic Subjects, Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Atheletic Training, Business, Central Reading Room, Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Chemistry, Cinema Studies, Communicating Science, Comparative Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Environmental Humanities, Film Studies

SBU Libraries Honor International Games Day

To further prove that we are more than just books, the Library has been diligently assembling a series of fun yet educational events and activities that highlight more than just our collection of over two million titles. Earlier this year,

Posted in Central Reading Room, Events, Game Studies, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places? Try WestlawNext

Stony Brook University Libraries are now offering access to the WestlawNext legal research system from two dedicated terminals in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library. Fulltext primary law coverage includes state and federal caselaw, statutes and regulations. West’s

Posted in Central Reading Room, Databases, Electronic Resources, Government Information, Libraries, Melville Library

Artifacts from Regatta Boat Live On in the Central Reading Room

The Game Lab goes Topsy-Turvy in honor of this year’s Roth Regatta theme.

Posted in Central Reading Room, Game Studies, Library Outreach, Melville Library

American Horror Story: the Microfilm Scanner 400

The return of our digital microfilm reader puts all scanning fears to rest.

Posted in Central Reading Room, Libraries, Research, Technology

SBU Libraries: More Than Just Books

SBU Libraries is more than just a collection of over 2.1 million books, journals, and databases, though those are, arguably, our greatest asset.

Posted in Central Reading Room, Library Outreach, Melville Library