Ask a Librarian

Online Chat

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.

Summer 2022 Chat Hours (May 19 – August 21)

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Email

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.


Call

631.632.7148

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. Please ask at the desk to be directed to an available librarian.

A professional librarian is available during the semester:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Meet with a Subject Specialist

Our subject specialist liaison librarians can provide in-depth research assistance for all SBU students, faculty, and staff. 

If you already know which librarian you would like to meet with, you may email them directly. Otherwise, fill out our research consultation form and a subject librarian will contact you!