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Hours, information and resources.

Library Hours

                       Monday - Thursday    10 am - 9 pm                            

Friday 10 am - 5 pm  


Extended Hours

Nov. 30th - Dec. 3rd  9 am -11 pm

Sat. Dec. 5th & Sun. Dec. 6th  1 pm - 5 pm

Dec. 7th - Dec. 10th  9 am - 11 pm    


Southampton Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  

10 am - 9:00 pm 

Friday: 10 am - 5:00 pm

Southampton Library Phone Number:   (631) 632-5170

Special Fall 2015 Hours

The library will have special hours on the following days:

Nov. 25:  9:00am - 5:00pm

Nov. 26 - 27:  CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break  

The library will have regular hours on the following days:

Columbus Day (Oct. 12) 

Election Day (Nov. 3)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Study Rooms

The library has study rooms available for groups and individuals. Reserve them in advance or feel free to use them if they haven't been reserved! Stop by the front desk or email us to reserve a time.

Social Media

The library exists in the digital world as well! Check out our social media pages, where you can find the latest updates and events as well as some posts just for fun!


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Have a suggestion for the library? Want to request a book to add to our collection? Have an idea for a library program? Email us!

Beautiful Campus, Beautiful Study Space


Welcome to the Stony Brook Southampton Library!  We are a full-service library for the SBU Southampton community, and we look forward to assisting you with research, teaching, learning, or simply enjoying our comfortable space.

Program and Department Information

Program website

Director:     Nick Mangano


Phone:   (631) 632-5071

Department Address:

          MFA in Theatre
          Southampton Arts - Stony Brook Southampton
          Chancellors Hall
          239 Montauk Highway
          Southampton, NY 11968

Phone:  (631) 632-5010

Associate Provost:      Robert Reeves

Director:                      Christine Vachon
Associate Director:     Magdalene Brandeis 

Department Address:

          20/20/20 Graduate Program in Digital Filmmaking
          Southampton Arts - Stony Brook Southampton & Manhattan
          Chancellors Hall 
          239 Montauk Highway 
          Southampton, NY 11968 



Department Address:

          Editor, TSR: The Southampton Review
          The MFA Program in Writing and Literature
          Stony Brook Southampton
          239 Montauk Highway
          Southampton, New York 11968


Phone:   (631) 632-8700

Fax:        (631) 632-8820

Department Address:

          School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
          Stony Brook University
          Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000


Phone:   631-444-8356 or  631-444-8259

Fax:       631-444-6305


Department Address Southampton:

          Physical Therapy Program

          Stony Brook Southampton

          239 Montauk Hwy 

          Southampton, NY 11968


Department Address Stony Brook:

          Physical Therapy Program

          Stony Brook University

          HSC, SHTM, Level 2

          Stony Brook, NY 11794-8201

Phone:      (631) 444-2363

Assistant to the Chair:     Cathy Gropper 




New Collection: Literary Journals

The library has new subscriptions to several prominent literary journals! Come browse these excellent additions to our collection.

Bellevue Literary Review, a Journal of humanity and human experience published by NYU Langone Medical Center is a literary journal that publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry about the human body, illness, health and healing. The Bellevue Literary Review is based in Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the United States, and has been published by the Department of Medicine at New York University since 2001. Selections from the Bellevue Literary Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize anthology, and have appeared on the notable lists of The Best American EssaysBest American Travel Writing, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

The Bellevue Literary Review has published the works of Charles Bukowski,Philip LevineSharon OldsDavid LehmanEamon GrennanJulia Alvarez,Rick MoodyHal SirowitzCharles BarberPeter SelginAmy Hempel,Stephen Dixon, Virgil Suarez, Sheila Kohler, and Jacob M. Appel.

The Bellevue Literary Review hosts an annual writing competition.

Black Warrior Review is named after the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The city, river, and journal derive their names from the sixteenth-century Indian chief Tuscaloosa, whose name comes from two words of Creek or Choctaw origin—tusca (warrior) and lusa (black).

Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of AlabamaBlack Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers. Stories and poems appearing in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. Each issue features a chapbook from a nationally known poet.

Conjunctions, is a biannual American literary journal based at Bard College. It was founded in 1981 and is currently edited by Bradford Morrow. Morrow received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing in 2007.

The journal publishes innovative fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, art and interviews by both emerging and established writers. It provides a forum for nearly 1,000 writers and artists "whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression, experiments with language and thought, and is fully realized art," according to the "Letter From the Editor" on its website. It aims to maintain consistently high editorial and production quality with the intention of attracting a large and varied audience. The project is meant to present a wide variety of individual voices.[1] The publication is unusually thick, often containing about 400 pages per issue.

The Notre Dame Review is an independent, non-commercial magazine of contemporary American and international fiction, poetry, criticism and art.  The magazine’s goal is to present a panoramic view of contemporary art and literature—no one style is advocated over another; and it is especially interested in work that takes on big issues by making the invisible seen, that gives voice to the voiceless—work that gives message form through aesthetic experience.  In addition to showcasing celebrated authors like Nobel laureates Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz, the Notre Dame Review introduces readers to authors they may have never encountered before, but who are doing innovative and important work.  The nd[re]view, the online companion, offers interviews, critique and commentary on authors and artists showcased within the pages of the print magazine. In some cases, additional selections of fiction, poetry or art are presented. In others, readers can hear poets reading from their own work.

The Saranac Review was born in 2004 out of four writers' vision to open a space for the celebration of many voices including those from Canada. Attempting to act as a source of connection, the journal publishes the work of emerging and established writers from both countries. As their mission states, “The Saranac Review is committed to dissolving boundaries of all kinds, seeking to publish a diverse array of emerging and established writers from Canada and the United States.” The Saranac Review is published annually by Suny Plattsburg.   Both print and digital versions are published of every issue beginning with the 10th issue. © 2015 Saranac Review.


Harvard Review:  In 1986 Stratis Haviaras, curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University, founded a quarterly periodical called Erato. The purpose of this publication was to create a new forum for discussion of current literary matters and events. The first issue featured a poem by Seamus Heaney, a short piece on Louis Simpson, a news item from Harvard University Press, and three pages of book reviews. Within three years the book review section of Erato had grown to over thirty pages and the publication was renamed Harvard Book Review. In 1992 Haviaras relaunched the publication as Harvard Review, a perfect-bound journal of over 200 pages published semi-annually out of the Harvard College Library. The purpose of the new journal was to foster the work of new writers, provide a forum for criticism of new literary works, and present a selection of the best new poetry and short fiction being written. In 2000 Haviaras retired from Harvard University and Christina Thompson (formerly the editor of the Australian journal Meanjin) was appointed as editor.

Special Events

  Writers Speak Wednesdays

Southampton Library highlights the Writers' Speak Wednesdays 

December 2nd, 2015 

Willie Perdomo

Willie Perdomo is the author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award, and Smoking Lovely, a winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award. His collection The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon is a National Book Critics Circle 2014 Finalist for Poetry. His poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Bomb and other publications. He is an instructor of English at Phillips Exeter Academy.


In our collection by

Willie Perdomo

Postcards of El Barrio

Smoking Lovely

New Collection: Graphic Novels

Graphic fiction is an emerging genre.  Cartoons, comics, and graphic novels have been around for a long time, but recently they've seen a huge surge in popularity. Many authors and illustrators have broken free of the stereotype that graphic stories are only about superheroes or for children. Today, you can find graphic novels of all kinds, whether you're looking for riveting science fiction, moving memoirs, immersive fantasy, creative contemporary fiction, gritty historical non-fiction, or something else. The Southampton Library now boasts a sizable graphic novel collection, including bestsellers like Roz Chast's Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, award winners like Art Spiegleman's Maus, and classics like Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.  Discover the new collection in "The Graphic Novel" tab.

A Sustainable Building

The Southampton Library is an LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified building. It received high credits in six categories to achieve its Gold rating: Sustainable Site, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design.

Designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLC and engineered by Loring Consulting Engineers, the Southampton Library is an amazing example of green design.

  • At least 35% of the electricity used comes from renewable sources instead of fossil fuels.
  • Daylight harvesting systems are used to reduce artificial lighting. Skylights maximize natural lighting, light fixtures respond to natural light, and lights automatically turn on and off when someone enters a room.
  • The library is designed with ground source heat pumps (GSHP), meaning the Library's central heating and cooling system transfers heat to or from the ground. The heat recovery ventilators which reduce the heating and cooling requirements for the building are designed to significantly reduce the carbon footprint on the environment.
  • A storm water reclamation system is used to collect water for non-potable uses such as flushing toilets and urinals. Rainwater is used to flush waste!

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests. All wood based materials in the library, such as the bamboo ceiling, meet FSC certification, even the furnishings: tables, chairs, cushions, and rugs. The building's materials have been extracted, harvested, recovered, or manufactured within 500 miles of Stony Brook Southampton. These materials include the wood products, metal and acoustical panel ceilings, gyp board, insulation, and the cold formed metal framing. 

The Greenguard Environmental Institute is an independent organization that aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. The building uses extensive recycled materials and low emitting materials that are Greenguard Environmental Institute certified.