The Resource Sharing unit strives to make resources available by providing electronic or physical delivery of material from library collections.
Services offered by Resource Sharing include:
- Policies: Interlibrary Loan for SBU users
- Policies: Interlibrary Loan for non-SBU institutions
- Policies for Document Delivery
Access to Other Research Libraries
Through the University’s membership in various library consortia, Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous libraries both locally and throughout the country.
The University Libraries’ participation in the SHARES program (OCLC) allows Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff with current IDs to enter and use many major libraries in the United States, Canada and abroad.
Check the list of the member libraries in our regional area or the location at which you will be visiting. Full list of RLG member libraries
Stony Brook University ID holders visiting these institutions may use materials on site; borrowing privileges are usually not available. Anyone wishing to visit a member library is urged to call ahead and confirm access and privileges.
Long Island Resources Council (LILRC) Research Loan Program (RLP)
This service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
The Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) is a regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, special, hospital and school libraries in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Research Loan Program (RLP), a reciprocal borrowing agreement between member libraries, allows Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff to use and borrow material from participating libraries on Long Island. Full list of LILRC RLP member libraries
New York Public Library
Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge. This gives researchers the opportunity to use important collections in the NYPL system, check out material, and access electronic resources on-site or, in a few cases, from home. See the NYPL site for more information on getting a card. See their list of databases.
State University of New York (SUNY) Libraries
Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff with a valid, active ID card have borrowing privileges at most SUNY libraries.