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Off-Campus Access

Library databases and other resources are available both on and off-campus. When accessing resources from off-campus, simply enter your NetID and password (the same ID and password you use for Blackboard) when prompted to authenticate.

For more information check here.

Fun stuff

Stressed? That's okay; we all are from time to time. So come on down to the Melville Library and relax with us. 

  • Film Collection - Need a break from all the reading you've been doing? Perhaps a romantic comedy or maybe a zombie apocalypse is what you need to take the edge off. We have a pretty good collection of DVDs and videos located on the 3rd floor in the Main Stacks which can be checked out for 7 days.
  • Games - The Central Reading Room is stocked with a ton of fun board games behind the reference desk. Just come down and pick one out!

Where To Start?

The purpose of this guide is to help new students find their way around the library and locate appropriate material for doing college level research.

Use the tabs above or click on the links below to get more information:

  • Where Can I Find...? Where to look for the type of information you need. Start here if you are lost.
  • Workshops and Tours - Can't find journal articles in the library catalog? Repeatedly losing points on assignments because your citations are wrong? The library offers FREE workshops and tours to help you do the best you can in your classes.
  • Finding a Computer -Can't find a computer in the Main Library SINC Site? Check here to see where computers are available or text 'SINC' to (631)546-8606 (regular SMS charges apply) to find out which SINC sites have open seats.
  • Printing and Photocopying - Get information on printing quotas and photocopying costs.
  • SBU Library Research Guide - Did your instructor request articles from peer-reviewed journals? No idea what that means or how to find one? Can't tell the difference between a primary and secondary source? Never created a References or Works Cited list? Not clear on how to find articles? Take our self-paced, online tutorial to get up to speed quickly. Take 10 minutes to focus on one problem area or go through the entire tutorial in about an hour.
  • Wireless Access (WiFi) - Got a laptop? Wireless access is available in most areas of the library. Find out more about wireless access availability and WolfieNet.

Library Website

Check out the library website @

From the library homepage you can find:

  • library hours
  • articles online in library databases
  • books in the library catalogs
  • research guides on various subjects
  • library news

Head, Academic Engagement

Janet Clarke
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library


Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

tel. 631-632-1217

fax. 631-632-7116


Lockers for Commuter Students

If you need a place to store your books, bags, etc., lockers are available for a nominal fee in the Commuter Student Study Center on the first floor of the Melville Library, the bottom floor of the Student Activities Center, and the bottom floor of the Stony Brook Union. To rent a locker in the Library or SB Union, visit Room 250 in the Stony Brook Union or call the Faculty Student Association at (631) 632-6517 for more information. To rent a locker in the Student Activities Center, visit the Seawolves Market in the SAC Lobby.