Get online research help — click the ‘Ask Us’ button available on the header of every library webpage. If chat is offline, see below for more research assistance.
Chat Hours (December 19, 2020 – January 29, 2021)
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
No chat service is available December 25, January 1, and January 18.
Fall 2020 Chat Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ask your questions via email: Library_Reference@stonybrook.edu
Available: Anytime. We try to respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and as soon as possible over weekends and holidays.
Available: Check the library hours schedule.
Visit the Reference Desk
A professional Librarian can answer your questions at the Reference Desk in the North Reading Room, Melville (Main) Library.
A professional librarian is available:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact a Library Liaison and Subject Specialist
If you have questions that require subject expertise, you may want to contact our Library Liaisons directly.
*For the Health Sciences Library: Call 631.444.2512 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For Other Branches (Music, Chemistry, etc.) and Collections: See this page.