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Stony Brook University

Continuity of Library Operations

Library Research and Instructional Services

About this Guide

University Libraries continue to offer virtual reference and research services to facilitate remote instruction.  We are prepared to address questions and requests concerning electronic/digital resources, including but not limited to e-books, streaming video, and other resources and services.  Library faculty are also prepared to facilitate online synchronous and asynchronous library research instruction, and we are providing guidance on identifying, linking to, and embedding library electronic resources in online course instruction, including for newer tools such as Zoom.

Please note that this guide presents the most up-to-date information on current library operations and supersedes our normal procedures as may be listed on other areas of our website. We continue to assess our services in keeping with the safety and well being of our community.

Latest Updates:

  • Extended Chat: 
    M-Th 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sa-Su 12:00 pm - 8:00pm
  • Hours
    Melville Library/Central Reading Room
    M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
    Sa-Su closed
Health Sciences Library
M-F 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (card-swipe only)
Sa-Su closed
Southampton Library
  • The due date for books has been extended to August 28, 2020. Check here for mailing options. 
  • Check online for the most recent updates to hours.
  • The Main Stacks are closed and physical items from the Libraries collections, including reserves and document delivery from other campuses, are not available for use.
  • Physical items are no longer being scanned for eReserves.
  • Study Rooms have been closed.

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