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For Students

Books & Course Materials

How to Order Books via SOLAR

  • The bookstore receives information regarding required textbooks directly from Stony Brook University on a regular basis. If you have questions about the required book for a particular class, please ask your professor or refer to your syllabus.

Shop Red West Hours:

February 15 - 28

Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 2pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

*Hours subject to change

Schedule after hours pickup for textbooks and course materials by calling (631) 632-6550

Shop Red West is located in the Melville Library.  View map and directions

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For Faculty

Submitting Course Materials Requisitions

Attn. Faculty: Students will be registering for winter and spring 2021 classes on November 2. It is imperative that you submit your course material requisitions no later than October 30.

Please keep in mind that the later you submit your order, the more difficult it will be for our course material provider, Barnes & Noble College, to source and secure your course materials in time for the start of the semester. Timely submission helps the bookstore determine the value of the books being used in the next semester. This will guide them as to the value of the books, and offer the students more at buy back time. Students will save money if more used books are available. If you will be teaching a course during the upcoming semester(s) and require books or supplies for your class(es), please remember to submit your order as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email

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Custom course packs

For custom course pack materials, please contact