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Materials & Circulation

Borrowing Information

Loan period: End of currently enrolled semester
Number of renewals: 3

Undergraduate students Maximum number of items out: 50 items
Graduate students Maximum number of items out: 100 items

– View Fines & Fees here.

– My Library Account

Course Reserves

To borrow items on Course Reserves, students must show their current SBU ID card at the circulation desk in the library where the material is housed.
You may borrow up to 4 items.
*Reserve material must be returned to the circulation desk where the material was borrowed.*

Resource Sharing

Includes Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Requests for both are placed online, through ILLiad.

Locating Materials

Stony Brook University Libraries uses the Library of Congress classification system. The Health Sciences Library uses the National Library of Medicine classification.
Click to view the Main Library Stack Directory (Melville Library, enter on 3rd floor)

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.

Research & Instruction

Library Catalog

Discover books, journals, articles, and more through a single search interface.


Search the library’s ever-expanding collection of databases by subject and type.

Research & Subject Guides

Find helpful resources for conducting research in these subject-specific guides.


Find answers to your questions in our extensive FAQ database.

Get Help With Your Research

Schedule a research consultation with one of our experts librarians or walk-in for immediate research assistance.

Citations & Endnote

Get help with citation styles like APA, MLA, Chicago and more. Learn how to use Endnote.

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.


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.

Other Resources

Laptop Loan Program

Borrow a laptop from the service desk in the North Reading Room and use it anywhere

Study Rooms

Reserve a study room in the Central and North Reading Rooms.

Student Employment

The Library employs both graduate and undergraduate students for federal work study and student assistant positions. The Library hires throughout the year on a need basis and keeps submitted applications until an opening becomes available.

Quick Reference Shelf

A shelf of dictionaries, encyclopedias, style manuals, and a thesaurus.

Library Liaisons

Have a subject-specific question? Find the expert librarian for your needs!

Comments and Suggestions

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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