Visiting the University Libraries

Information for Visitors

Welcome to the Stony Brook University Libraries. The Libraries are open to the public.
Please check this page for operating hours. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only.

Visitors are able to:
* Browse material in our collection
* Apply for a Courtesy Borrower account to be able to borrow material
* Use our online search tool on designated computers

Visitors who need to use material held offsite, please submit your request using this form.  If you have questions, please email

Only current Stony Brook faculty, students and staff can access online material from off-campus.

All library users are expected to follow Library and University policies.