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Extended Virtual Chat Service

There are many virtual ways you can connect to librarians for research assistance; chat service is one of them. To support student research, the library since March 28, 2020 till further notice will have these extended reference chat service hours:

Posted in About Us, Reference, Research, Services

After Hours Help at the Library!

On the evenings of November 19 and November 21, librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in consultations with students who wanted extra support on their research papers. The North Reading Room Learning Lab buzzed with activity as students conversed with tutors

Posted in About Us, Events, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Reference, Research, Writing and Literature

Southampton Event in Library Journal

We’re happy to be a part of Library Journal‘s piece “Not So Trivial Pursuit” in their Reference 2018 supplement. Under the heading “Bolstering fun competitions with reference skills,” associate editor Mahnaz Dar compiles a number of examples of libraries who

Posted in Reference, Southampton

How Do You Have Fun with Reference Books?

The answer: Trivia Night! SBU Southampton Library played host on Tuesday, February 21 to dedicated teams of SOMAS, Occupational Therapy and MFA students as they vied to answer questions on categories ranging from The Wild West to Total Obscurities.  Other

Posted in Books, Events, Health Sciences Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Reference, Southampton, Writing and Literature

On-site Reference in the Humanities Building — 11/29!

SBU Libraries will offer on-site reference and consultation services in the Humanities Building lobby November 29th (2-3).  All members of the campus community are invited to learn more about how the Libraries support research, teaching, and learning in the Humanities

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Reference

SBU Libraries Trial: Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature (H.W. Wilson)

Stony Brook University Libraries will trial Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature (H.W. Wilson) until October 22, 2016.  Please let us know what you think! Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature is a comprehensive tool which provides trusted, broad information on a

Posted in Database Trials, Reference

End-of-semester Reference in the Humanities Building, May 2nd 2-3

Join us for an end-of-semester, on-site reference hour in the Humanities Building lobby on Monday, May 2nd from 2 to 3.  Librarians will be available to answer questions about research, collections, and library services.   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Reference, Research

Update 3/21/16: On-site Reference in the Humanities Building

On-site library reference hours will re-commence in the Humanities Building lobby on Monday, April 4th, 2-3.  We look forward to seeing you then!   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my parents) [CC BY-SA 2.0

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Reference

Update 2/1/2016: On-site Reference in the Humanities Building

On-site reference in the Humanities Building will not be held 2/1/2016 only.  Hours will resume on Monday, 2/8/2016, 2-3.  Please contact Kate Kasten (kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu) with any questions.   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my

Posted in Library Outreach, Reference

On-Site Reference in the Humanities Building

Have a question?  On-site reference returns to the Humanities Building on Monday afternoons 2-3, effective January 25th.  Stop by to ask questions, to learn more about the Libraries’ services and collections, and to find out how librarians can help you

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Reference, Research