Answered By: Darren Chase
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017     Views: 423

To check out library material, present a valid Stony Brook University ID card to library staff. An ID card is not transferable. You are liable for all materials checked out to your ID number. Please notify Circulation Services, 632-7115, if your ID card is lost or stolen. Faculty, staff or teaching graduate students may complete and submit the Proxy Borrower Form, which will allow others to borrow on your library account. There is a limit of two proxy borrowers per account.

You are responsible for knowing the due dates and returning or renewing the material by the designated time. Items on Reserve must be returned to the library from which it was checked out. All other material may be returned to any service desk, however, it is strongly recommended that you return borrowed items from the library where borrowed.

Materials (except items on Reserve) may also be deposited in the outdoor book return drop (24x7), located at the South Entrance of the Melville Library Building.

To return books by mail, send them to the attention of Hanne Tracy at:

Circulation Services, S3410, Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-3339

If you would like notification that the books arrived and have been removed from your account, please place a note in the package and include your name and email address.  Ms. Tracy will send you a confirmation email.  Please be sure to return them by the due date in order to avoid late return fees.

Detailed information about borrowing can be found on the Access Services page. 

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