Faculty & Staff

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Materials & Circulation

General Circulation Information

Faculty, Emeritus Faculty, Staff
Loan period: End of current semester (end of Fall or Spring semester)

Maximum number of items out: 500 items

Number of renewals: 3

Library Catalog

Course Reserves

Course Reserve Form

AV Reserve & Booking Form

eReserves Form

To ensure that students have access to Reserves material at the start of classes, please submit your Reserves Requests by the following dates:

Fall – July 30
Winter – November 30
Spring – November 30
Summer – April 30

Requests received after the above dates may not be processed before the start of the semester. Requests that are received after the start of the semester may take 2-4 weeks for processing.

*The Libraries do not purchase materials for course reserves.*
Material is placed on Reserve for a semester.  At the end of the semester, all print material is removed from Reserve unless a new request is submitted.

Questions? Contact Course Reserves: reserves@stonybrook.edu

Recommend a Library Resource

We welcome suggestions for new resources, including but not limited to books, databases, and streaming media.

When a request is received, a member of the Acquisitions Department will review the request and follow up accordingly.

We ask that you submit your requests for streaming videos at least two weeks before they are needed to give us time to process the request with the vendors.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to LibraryERMS@stonybrook.edu.

Resource Sharing

Includes Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Course Reserves

Proxy Borrower Form

A proxy borrower can be designated to borrower material on your Library account.  Proxy borrowers must be employed by the University or be registered students with Library accounts in good standing.  The primary borrower is responsible for material borrowed and any fines incurred.

Research & Instruction


Schedule a class session with a librarian to help your students understand the research process and learn how to use library resources.


Library workshops are open to the entire University community to learn new skills and technologies.

Library Consultations

Librarians can provide in-depth research assistance for all SBU faculty. Use this form to request a consultation regarding your research. 

If you already know which librarian you would like to meet with, you may also email them directly.

Subject Expertise

Subject Teams collaborate with teaching faculty and serve academic schools, departments and programs. We provide in-depth research assistance and course-integrated instruction on the research process, with an emphasis on aligning with the Stony Brook Curriculum requirements of “evaluating and synthesizing researched information.” 

As a team, we also build diverse and relevant collections and pathways to accessing these resources. We are always available to meet and discuss what the Libraries can do for you. See the Library Faculty Profiles for more information.

Academic Commons

Academic Commons is the research, scholarly publications and academic creative works component of University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication, an open access digital repository maintained by Stony Brook University Libraries. Academic Commons is both a repository and a service to collect, organize, store, and share the scholarly output of Stony Brook University.

Scholarly Communication

The Center for Scholarly Communication provides expertise, information, and resources to researchers in meeting grants funders’ public access mandates (NIH, NSF, etc.), leveraging author’s copyright, effectively preserving and sharing research data, and many other services.

Global Library Initiatives

In support of the Stony Brook University’s Global mission, the University Libraries designed a suite of services and expertise to facilitate and strengthen the work of SBU faculty and students abroad. The Office of Global Library Initiatives provides leadership, creativity, and vision in enhancing and developing the Library’s critical role in the success of SBU faculty and students.

Other Resources

Accessing Other Libraries

Through the University’s memberships in various Library consortia, Stony Brook students, staff and faculty have access to, and/or borrowing privileges at, numerous other research libraries on Long Island, in the greater New York area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

New York Times Subscription

Faculty can access the New York Times for free, including current news, archives dating back to 1851, app-based AR/VR stories, podcasts, newsletters, and Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of NYTimes.com.

Search for SUNY Stony Brook at http://accessnyt.com/ and then register with your SBU email address to start your subscription.

Library Faculty and Staff Directory

A directory of all library faculty and staff members.

Comments and Suggestions

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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