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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
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: email@example.com
Recommend a Library Resource
We welcome suggestions for new resources from Stony Brook faculty, students, and staff. Recommendations will be shared with the liaison librarian for your subject area.
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
Learn more about how the library can help your students with instruction sessions and workshops covering research skills, library resources, citations and plagiarism, Endnote and other information literacy topics.
Librarian Liaisons are subject experts who collaborate with faculty and serve academic schools, departments and programs. They are responsible for collection development, and creating research, subject, and course guides. Liaisons provide in-depth research assistance, and course-integrated instruction.
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.
The University Libraries is an active collaborator on a number of digital projects. The Digital Projects team uses advanced equipment to digitize content and make material accessible to the community. If you have an idea for a digital project and would like to collaborate with the University Libraries, please contact Shafeek Fazal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
WOLFIE (Writers’ Online Learning Forum & Information Literacy Environment) is a digital space where you can learn, play, write, collaborate, be creative, and gain confidence in writing.
Music Library Recording Request
Use this form to request a copy of a musical performance from Stony Brook University’s Music Department. You must be a current Stony Brook University student, faculty, or staff member to request a recording. You must also have performed in the piece or have received written permission from the performer.
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.
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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