Message from the Dean August 7, 2020

August 7. 2020

Dear Jessica,

I hope you are enjoying your summer, and you and yours are healthy and safe.  As we approach the start of the Fall 2020 semester, I want to share with you the following information:

University Libraries:

University Libraries continued to offer adjusted services and resources during the spring and summer with some limited on-site operations.  They are now prepared to expand on-site operations for Fall.

The following Library locations will be open in the Fall:

Melville Library: Central Reading Room, North Reading Room, Music Library
Health Sciences Library
Southampton Library

Please check the University Libraries website for hours of operation.

While physical library collections remain closed to in-person browsing, they are making available a paging service for all their circulating collections in all libraries, beginning August 1, 2020, in order to facilitate research, teaching, and learning. Please see the instructions below.

They are also continuing to offer limited interlibrary loan services. Please note that their ability to fill your requests depends on lending libraries' current adjusted policies due to COVID. Request form is here.

Instructions for requesting physical materials for pick up:

  • This service is available through the Libraries Search Catalog.
  • First, remember to sign in (see image below). 
  • Then, search for the materials you’d like to request.
  • Once you click on an item’s location, (i.e. “Available at Main Library Stacks”), click on Request For Pick Up and then Send Request
  • Once your items are ready, you will receive an email to pick them up at the Central Reading Room between the hours of 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. When the Fall semester begins, these additional pick-up locations will be available: North Reading Room (Melville Library), Health Sciences Library, Music Library, Southampton Library.
  • When picking up your materials, please remember to bring your SBU ID and a mask. Please contact if you have any questions.

For additional information and questions on any of these services please contact:

Circulation Services,, 631-632-7115
Health Sciences Circulation Services, 631-444-2512
Course Reserves and Interlibrary Loan,, 631-632-7133
Reference Services,, 631-632-7148

Health Sciences Center Library

As of August 10, 2020 the HSC Library's hours will be as listed below:

Library Access: Monday - Friday 7am-midnight and Saturday-Sunday 7am - 5pm  
Service Desk Staff: Monday - Friday 8:30am-7pm
Librarian/Research Assistance: By appointment Monday - Friday (email to schedule) 

Masks are required to enter the library space and must be worn at all times.  We ask that you continue to observe the rules of the Health Sciences Center while using the Health Sciences Library.  Hand sanitizer dispensers have been added throughout the space.  Social distancing protocols have also been implemented.  The furniture has been arranged in a way that complies with state and local guidelines.  We ask that you please observe social distancing while in the library and do not move the furniture.  

SHTM’s LinkedIn page

Great news...the School of Health Technology and Management has gathered over 200 LinkedIn followers since we began posting in January!

Thank you to everyone who follows our page and helped us get the word out to our SHTM and Stony Brook communities. 

If you haven't already done so, visit and follow us so you can stay informed about SHTM's news, events, and achievements!

Thank you for helping us grow our social media presence!

Coming Back Safe and Strong

The University has a number of student resources, and information about COVID-19 and the return to campus.  It’s important to stay informed about the University’s plans and how to prepare for your studies as the Fall 2020 semester approaches.  We encourage you to visit Coming Back Safe and Strong Resources for Students where you can find FAQs, contact information for student services related offices, and links to the CDC.  

Your health and safety is always of the utmost importance to us.  Please visit these specific links for health and safety information and resources:

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Dean’s Office for assistance.  We are here to serve you and help you succeed.

Best wishes for continued health and safety,

Stacy Jaffee Gropack, PT., Ph.D., FASAHP
Dean and Professor 
School of Health Technology and Management