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TA Library Resources: Accessing Other Libraries

Library resources & services for Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Interlibrary Loan Services

The Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Department expands the range of materials available for scholarship beyond the collections of the Stony Brook University Libraries. Make a request here:

OCLC Research Library Partnership

The University Libraries' membership in OCLC SHARES allows Stony Brook students, staff, and faculty with current ID cards to enter and use many major libraries in the United States, Canada and abroad. 

In our geographical region, other libraries in the program include:

  • Columbia
  • NYU
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Yale
  • Cornell
  • Princeton
  • Rutgers
  • The University of Pennsylvania

OCLC SHARES Participating Libraries

Stony Brook ID holders visiting these institutions may use materials; however, borrowing privileges are not usually available.

Call ahead before actually going there to confirm that you will be granted access at your time of arrival. Additionally, be sure to confirm that branches also take part in the program and will allow access.

Access to SUNY Libraries

Stony Brook students, staff, and faculty have direct borrowing privileges at most other SUNY libraries.

Search the SUNY Catalog in SEARCH.

Access to the New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card free of charge.

See the NYPL web site for more information on getting a card.

See their list of databases.